Troy do not want his son Cory’s life to be like him, but yet he raised him to be an independent man like his was. Troy denys Cory’s chance to a football tryout because he believes that his son will experience his disappointment in the industry. Troy said to Rose, “I don’t want him to be like me!” (1046). One of the differences that complicate their relationship is that they have grown up in completely different time ... ... middle of paper ... ...ding to Rose, his wife she believe that family should respect regardless of how big of a mistake they make, when Troy cheat on Rose for example. She was upset but she doesn't want to leave him because she have a child to take care of.
Willy however does not want to hear what he tries to say and always avoids his accusations. Even worse than Willy´s reaction is that of Happy. Happy even contradicts his brother when Biff claims that neither his mother and father nor the two brothers have ever fully told the truth. Besides that he does not seem to have understood anything of what Biff had told his family, ´cause right after Biff heads for his bedroom Happy again tells his father that he is going to get married and that he´ll be running the apartment he is working at, which shows that he is even more lost in the dreams of his father than any other character in the play. The most important reason for his suicide is that Biff pulls him back into reality when Willy is again about to drift off into his dreamworld.
Troy?s relationship with his father was one, which produced much tension, and had a strong influence on Troy?s relationships with his loved ones as an adult. He had very little respect for his father because his father did not, in Troy?s mind, make his family a priority. At an early age, Troy?s father beat him ?like there was no tomorrow? because he caught Troy getting ?cozy? with a girl (549; I,4).
Having an affair was one of his main problems-he could not put enough love into his family, so he put it anywhere else he could. He visited his mistress on business ventures, which is the only aspect of his life he truly appreciated. Therefore, his home life became full of lies, Biff saying that they “never told the truth for ten minutes.” Miller is, again, critiquing American households, since their typical values revolve more around money and presentation than a loving, kind, and caring home. Willy had a family who loved him, but he neglected to notice this, which lead to his unhappiness. Never placing any type of value of love and kindness can cause a person to become cold and bitter, which is exactly what Willy became.
At times, Willy speaks aloud to his brother and even when re-living moments with Biff. Biff and Willy are obviously harboring ill feelings towards one another, but neither are willing to bring the reason into light. In Act II we discover Biff had discovered his father was having an extra-marital affair. Biff, already distraught over not graduating, was crushed. He idolized his father and could not believe he would do this to his mother.
Marriage of her choosing to Romeo prevents the marriage against her will to Paris. The influence placed on Juliet by her family is itself shaped by expectations of Juliet’s age group. When Juliet tells her father she does not wish to marry Paris, her father replies harshly commenting on her reasoning being due to her age, “A whining mammot, in her fortune’s tender/To answer I’ll not wed, I cannot love,/I am too young, I pray you pardon me” (3.5.185-187). Juliet’s father lacks empathy for Juliet’s position, and so continues to hold the high expectations that are required of her because of her age. Juliet never told her father she would not wed because of her age or her inability to love, so perhaps her father is projecting his guilt as he knows it is unreasonable to expect marriage and children from her when she is still so young and innocent.
He wants to become a part of an ordinary society and to move forward; however, his deficiency of self-esteem and knowledge held him back from progressing. He used to live with his mother and stepfather in upstate New York, but he had some serious issues with them that had an impact on him to become who he is. He never seems to have had a proper family who inspired him to become better in life. For example, his parents weren't convenient role models for Bone because they drank plenty of alcohol, revealed marriage issues, and didn't seem to be involved in pushing him forward because they relinquished him. Worst of all, his step-father harassed him since he was little and he was incapable of expressing himself about the harassment to his mother.
We also learn that at this time, his parents are still living together but the house is 'â€¦full of anger and pain.' Which gives us an indication of how he feels about his home life. The poet assumes from his past experience that he can't go with anyone because his equation is broken. He feels it is better being one, rather than being two and trying to make things work because someone will always end up being hurt. Up to stanza five, Patten describes how he pushed away anyone who wanted to love him and how he always thought that marriage would end in divorce.
However, despite his strong attempts at raising perfect sons and being the perfect salesman, his attempts were futile. Willy’s only consistent supporter has been his wife Linda. Although Willy continually treats her unfairly and does not pay attention to her, she displays an unceasing almost obsessive loyalty towards her husband: Even when that loyalty was not returned. This family’s discord is centered on the broken relationship between Biff and Willy. This rift began after Biff failed math class senior year and found his father cheating on Linda.
“The Glass Menagerie” is a play about a fatherless family for whom the youngest and only son, Tom, is the sole provider. The play is Tom’s memory of his family and the events leading up to his departure. He and his mother, Amanda, argue quite frequently in the story, which causes Tom to run off every night and return in the wee hours of the morning for work. After Tom brings home one potential suitor who he didn’t know was engaged, for his sister Laura who cannot seem to get married because of her terrible shyness, his mother chastises him for bringing an engaged man to meet Laura. However in the words of Preston Fambrough, “Amanda is unjust to Tom in blaming him for the failure of her ham-handed campaign to ensure a suitable husband for daughter Laura, unreasonably faulting him for not knowing that the gentleman caller was engaged to be married and forgetting that Tom tried to dissuade her from the ill-fated scheme in the first place” (Fambrough 100).