In fact, they are encouraged to simply get customers to “sign on the line that is dotted”(Mamet). As a result, when properties are not sold, the weakest salesman is most likely to be fired. In the screenplay, Shelley Levene, one of the older salesmen, is in this hot seat. Pressured by the impending medical bills of his family, he takes the roundabout, dirty method of bribing his office manager for the premium leads that guarantee big bucks. Content with the two new leads he acquired, Shelly takes it one step further by robbing the office for the remaining Glengarry leads to sell for more money.
Meanwhile, Kim Barry, an employee from the sales department, finds out this fraud by breaking into Mr. Ball’s office and stealing the financial records. Kim decides to hide this information from his fellow employees and attempts to take over
When a miscalculation in the virus causes them to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars instead of fractions of pennies, Peter, Michael, and Samir worry about the consequences, and Peter ends up writing a letter to take the blame for the theft. Luckily for them all, Milton, a strange employee who has been taken advantage of for years by I... ... middle of paper ... ...kely find humorous. It is likely that most people will have had a boss that is irritating and micromanages them, like Bill Lumberg, and relate to Peter neglecting to show up to work on Saturday and coming to work in flip flops to play tetris. It is probable that most people have experienced workplace stress in one form or another, whether related to autonomy or threat of layoffs, lack of control or interpersonal conflict. It is also likely that people will understand, and even empathize with Peter’s CWBs, because stress is unfortunately something that everyone has to deal with, and sometimes people who are stressed want to complain, tear up the office, and go fishing instead of work.
Throughout the book it is obvious that there are characteristics that Mark Twain either detests and despises, or respects and values them. Twain quite obviously is making fun of the undesirable characteristics such as the natural curiosity of people and also the greed for money. Although there are not many values that he respects, there is one that is shown in this book, friendship. It is natural to show curiosity towards something but Mark Twain despises this characteristic and pokes fun at it. The biggest example of this trait is shown when the King and Duke are pulling a con on people with the “Royal Nonesuch.” The sign used to get people to come to the show was the first innocent sign of natural curiosity, by saying that women and children would not be admitted.
Unlike Ethan, Mary "dreamed of good fortune…" (46). Ashamed of her husband’s job, she tells Ethan "A grand gentlemen without money is a bum" (43) in one of the few arguments the couple have. Often, Ethan and Mary avoid confrontation by acting silly because they accept the separation in their marriage. Ethan admits, "so many things I don’t know about my Mary, and among them, how much she knows about me." (56) Because they’d rather chase their own goals instead of meeting in the middle, ... ... middle of paper ... ...eal to rob a bank where his friend, Morph is employed (284).
The central tragedy in Death of a Salesman is exemplified by the central character and father figure Willy Loman. His weakness of personality, self-destructive pride and disillusioned vision of reality is what ultimately causes him to not realize until the very end the truth about his life. All his hopes for the future and his wishes he had in the past have not been fulfilled. So he tries to build up a kind of dream world in which his sons are popular and successful business-men. But it is just an illusion he lives in.
Though corrupt and often illegal, people will still chase after the American dream at all costs. For instance, when Jordan is first exposed of his wrongdoings in Forbes, he doesn’t lose business, instead, hundreds of money-hungry ivy league graduates try to come work for him. Likewise, when Jordan meets his future business partner and co-founder Donnie Azoff, played by Jonah Hill, he promises to quit his minimum salary job if Jordan shows him a paystub of how much he makes. In an article published by Andrew DeYoung, Jordan is depicted as an addict, which represents most of the upper class, too. “If Wolf has anything to say about the way we live now, it is precisely that our economy has become a form of addiction,” he says.
Biff, on the other hand, had it worse because his father sold him lies about his importance in the business industry, which forced Biff to admire Willy and strive to be like him one day. Willy’s consistent stroking of Biff’s ego misled Biff into thinking that he could get away with anything simply because he was “popular” and “well-liked”. However, when Biff accidentally stumbles upon his father’s adultery, his world crashes in on itself as he loses his sense of identity. He quotes, “I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been” (Act II). Willy wasn’t much better with his “friends”.
Later that year Ralph was indicted on tax evasion charges, he wasn't smart about covering up his money like Al was. "The Untouchables" had enough evidence to get permission from judges to take down Capone's breweries. The government realized they need a man inside and sent Michael J. Malone and another agent. XXI: Records from a raid on Hawthorne Hotel showed financial operations of the Hawthorne Smoke Shop. Al Capone opened a soup kitchen for those who lost their jobs in the great depression to try and restore his image in 1930.
Larry and Kent are not like them and find themselves uncomfortable but try their best to fit in. They are made fun of and they leave disappointed without a bid. They head over the Delta Tau Chi House where Kent’s brother used to be a member making Kent a legacy. There they meet John "Bluto" Blutarsky, who seems to be a little crazy. Delta Tau Chi offers the boys a bid because they need the due money.