Willy Loman will bring his downfall upon himself as he entices his own disillusions and the bedrock of his values pertaining to success and how one can achieve it. His failure to recognize the fruitless outcome of his own idealism will seal his fated suicide and have a determining effect on the failures of his two sons that when adolescent, idolized their father as a guid... ... middle of paper ... ...am. It's the only dream you can have-to come out number-one man. (…) I'm gonna win for him" (p.138-139). He thus reinstates that Willy's dream is realistic and attainable.
My happiness is not the means to an end. It is the end." In the tale, this thought drives the entire actions of Equality 7-2521 as he progresses in his attempt to become an individual. His happiness is not satisfied when he must share it universally with all men. Not every man can be as happy as the next, and therefore the forced brotherhood of all men will only deplete the spirits of those who are successful.
Ethan now must forever live in shame and mediocrity, facing every day with both Zeena and Mattie, consumed now by guilt instead of misery. He is proof that happiness can be pursued to maintain hope and faith, but selfish measures for your own benefit can only result in a worse off life. In avoiding his personal responsibilities to pursue happiness, he ultimately failed at succeeding because he put his selfishness infront of his obligations. The idea of shooting for the stars is told to encourage people to pursue what they believe will make them happy. They are not told that when reaching that high, the fall back to reality is the farthest it could possibly be.
Thus, his most enthusiastic feelings are focused around little else than dreams, making him appear vain and egotistical. Henry's purposes behind needing to win radiance in fight are a long way from honorable. The philosophical underpinnings of the war do not spur him; not, one or the other does any profoundly held, particular feeling of good and bad. Rather, Henry craves notoriety. He trusts that a great execution on the front line will deify him as a legend among men who, in light of the training impacts of religion and instruction, infrequently separate themselves so drastically.
This belief in him of becoming something other than a slave made Douglass an extraordinary, optimistic, and sensational man to the public- mainly to the blacks and anti-slavery abolitionist. This autobiography helped people understand how blacks were treated and also the challenges he had to go through just to get out of that pit. No mother, no “real” father, no aunts, no uncles and no grandmother; Douglass had no family to turn to for support or just to love. The loss of family made Douglass weak at times but helps him gain the strength that he needs just to escape this reality of him being a slave for the rest of his life. Since he has no family support he takes matters in his own hands now.
Willy is stuck in the past, and is constantly disappointed when he realizes that his dreams and memories are better than his present life, which then leads to his depression and ultimately, his suicide, showing that memories, illusion, delusion of the past have the power to ruin someone’s present and future. First of all, Willy’s mental illness is the main factor that causes the conflict between him and others. Willy is a kind father, who loves and takes care his son, but his attitude indirectly makes situation turn negatively. Willy wants Biff to be successful in business. More than anyone, Biff understands himself as well as what he wants.
His brother was the man he admired the most but throughout the play Ben is revealed as being a mean, nasty man who believe that being rich is the only sign of success even thought he stumbled upon his wealth thought pure luck. We began to see his open wounds from being abandoned that leads to this obsession with needing to be liked by everyone, why he and Biffs’ relationship is so tense and irreversibly broken but also why he’s so disrespectful to Linda. For the duration of the entire play the reader is constantly being reminded by Willy th... ... middle of paper ... ...ited Bradford, Wade. "Character Analysis: Willy Loman from "Death of a Salesman""About.com Plays / Drama. About.com, n.d.
He envies his fellow slaves due to the reason that they are pleased with the life he cannot live to like anymore. Also, he is often wishing he never learned how to read because he doesn’t want to burden about his life. Douglass knows more about the disturbing conditions than most of the slaves around him, but he greatly regrets it. Before he started reading, he lived very much in contentment and now he cannot stand the fact of being
Although He was a very smart man he was also a very bitter and had very little hope in any change of the segregated life that he has always been surrounded by. Grant Wiggins resented himself for not leaving the small, racist town when he had the chance especially after he was presented with, for him, an almost impossible task. This task that he was faced with was presented to him by his aunt, a strong, God fearing woman named Tante Lou, and her friend named Miss Emma. They asked Grant to go and help another man, the god son of Miss Emma, named Jefferson. This man was another black man who lived in this town of Bayonne, Louisiana.
Willy Loman becomes incredibly involved in work-related matters, instead of the happiness surrounding his family life. He discourages Biff to take his own path, and instead, nearly forces him to become a salesman, in hopes that Biff will be more successful than he turned out to be. Willy tells Biff that his dreams will “cut down (his) life…!” Willy cannot simply hope for Biff and Happy to attain satisfaction in life, which is the element that Willy misses. He is so consumed by the idea of success that he had not once stopped to reflect on being a good father or loving his wife. 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.