Throughout the play it's easy to feel anger, pity, and respect towards him. Even though Troy pursues the wrong course in trying to help Cory, it's still apparent that he cares for his son in his fractured way. Troy's bad relationship with his son can be traced back to his own relationship with his father. Troy despised his father, who was mean and didn't show any love to him, but kept by his family due to a sense of responsibility, which is molded into Troy's character. He goes to work everyday to provide for his family even though, but he can't express the love to them that they crave.
Native Son written by Richard Wright, is a novel that is set in the 1930’s around the time that racism was most prominent. Richard Wright focuses on the mistreatment and the ugly stereotypes that label the black man in America. Bigger Thomas, the main character is a troubled young man trying to live up the expectations of his household and also maintain his reputation in his neighborhood. Wright’s character is the plagued with low self esteem and his lack of self worth is reflected in his behavior and surroundings. Bigger appears to have dreams of doing better and making something of his future but is torn because he is constantly being pulled into his dangerous and troublesome lifestyle.
He had to stand alone fighting in a world that closed its doors of triumph in his face. In spite of his great talent for baseball, the barrier of racism did not let him succeed in this promising career. This event marked his life in such a way that his life became a reflection of his bitterness. One of the moments where we can see Troy’s position is when his own son Cory begins to trace its path as a football player. He refuses to accept that his son might succeed in his dream of becoming a professional, showing his over protection, and at the same time jealousy.
Although Willy is justly punished for his crimes, Field fails to go into the depth of Willy’s crimes. The extent of Willy Loman’s corruption makes his crimes far more severe, for he has left his family in shambles and to continue to be his future conduits. Willy Loman’s addiction to his own delusions have made him curse his sons to the same amoral mind frame that he had put on himself, and continues to use against his wife, while still feeling convinced he is a well liked person that deserves to be treated better than he treats others. Willy Loman receives a deserving punishment for many reasons, but the lesson he leaves behind to his sons is one of the most everlasting to his family. Field in his article claims “what he has taught them does not look to him like what he had wanted them to learn” (21), but Willy’s failure is that Biff and Happy have learned exactly what he has taught them their whole lives.
Happy seemingly cares little for his father as an adult, as is obvious when he cho... ... middle of paper ... ...ed: each one layered on deep love and faith; lies and hurt. Willy gambles everything he has- and more- on Biff, even though he seems to hate his son at times. This is most likely because Willy knew Biff knew his dirty little secret, and could not stand to think that his actions may have harmed his child’s balance. Yet it is ironic that Willy Loman’s legacy, based on the insurance money- is not used by the son he loved best, but by the one who always came in second. It leaves the audience wondering if Happy loved his father more than the worshipped Biff, or if Biff loved his father so much he could not stand to touch the money, knowing that his father had killed himself solely for his benefit.
In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller describes Willy Loman as a tragic character who failed to succeed his dreams. Willy never becomes a part of the American Dream, because he is always following other people’s dreams but never his own. He chooses to become a salesman only because he is truly inspired by Ben and Dave Singleman’s successes. Willy Loman, a rather hard working man, might succeed his own American Dream in another career that he is capable of. The fantastic illusions that he himself creates due to the inspiration of others’ successes eventually lead to his failure as well as his sons’.
Troy Maxson, the protagonist, is a former baseball player and a talented athlete whose prowess on the field never received the attention or recognition it deserved because he was imprisoned during his prime playing years. Now he is 53 years of age. He a garbage collector and had collected his share and dreams deferred and hopes deflected. August Wilson pointed out different features about troy and the audience watch as rose, troy lovely wife of eighteen years, and Cory their son, debate each other’s dreams and wish against the rundown inner-city neighborhood. The story safe at home is a story Matthew Roudane wrote in the makings of august Wilson fences.
“He’s always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he’s lost in some dream…I wasn’t like that.’ Baba sounded frustrated, almost angry” (Hosseini 23). Baba uses his son’s contrasting interests as an excuse from providing Amir with the fatherly bond he needs in his childhood. This does not mean that Baba is a bad person, he is simply unable to accept his son’s different interests at first. One of the few moments that Baba and Amir connect as a family is when Baba explains that the only sin to commit is theft. He says, “Every other form of sin is a variation of theft” (Hosseini 19).
He not only lives his entire life by this code, but instills his delusional beliefs in his two sons Biff and Happy. As a result, his sons experience similar failures in their adult lives. Willy led a life of illusion, lies and regret which not only ruined his life, but gad a negative impact on the lives of family as well. Willy was never able to say he was a good father to his sons. He prioritized his job o...
Willy thought he was living the “American Dream”; two sons, a wife and a nice house, but he had a secret of being a fraud. Willy was living the “American Dream” on the outside, but on the inside his life was unorganized and most of all filled with anger. The reasons Willy was not the man w... ... middle of paper ... ...rows into more of an angry, tired old man who just needed to rest, throughout the play Willy is portrayed as bad husband, father and person. Though Willy was a cold, greedy old man, he did want the best for his family finically, not emotional nor mentally. Willy was a character that grew into a more insane, over worked husband and father who cheated on his wife and set unrealistic expectations of Biff and Happy on making a lot more money.