Just as his own family was destroyed by his uncle’s evil plans, Hamlet realizes that he caused the same pain and negativity on the family of the woman he loved. Hamlet is still a young man of great intellectual abilities, but whose mind and heart are both clouded by anger and sorrow, resulting in actions that might be viewed as madness. Hamlet’s affliction began even before the contact with his father’s ghost, and was worsened when the truth about Claudius was revealed to him by the apparition of his late father. Hamlet’s actions are not results of insanity but outcomes of the pain he suffers because of the loss and betrayal of loved ones.
Willy Loman could of had a better life, but one little mistake ended up messing up his whole dreams. All in all, Arthur Miller utilized the power of the title Death Of A Salesman not just to envision Willy Loman’s death and failure. But also foretell how Mr.Loman was an insecure and self- doubted person, which had led him into making the inaccurate decisions and taking the wrong path in the story. For not taking the right path Mr.Loman's dreams were going down the drain along with him. Dreams don’t get crushed by themselves.
Willy Loman could of had a better life, but one little mistake ended up messing up his whole dreams. All in all, Arthur Miller utilized the power of the title “Death Of A Salesman” not just to envision Willy Loman’s death and failure. But also foretell how Mr.Loman was an insecure and self- doubted person, which had led him into making the inaccurate decisions and taking the wrong path in the story. For not taking the right path Mr.Lomans dreams were going down the drain along with himself. Dreams don’t get crushed by themselves.
I believe that his pride was his biggest character flaw and because of this, the conclusion of the play was tragic. He feels that he has to take responsibility for his actions even though he had no control over them and fate was to blame. Yet many aspects could have been avoiding with extensive research about his background from his adoptive parents, but because he avoided this, his circumstance determined his fate. His fate was sealed by his actions of pride and determination. His pride of conquering the Sphinx led him to the marriage of Jocasta, his mother.
The play centered around Hamlet and him wanting to avenge his father’s death. In a way he let go of everything and lost trust of the people that he surrounded himself with. He was socially aware of the things happening around him, but he only seemed to see what he wanted to se. He wasn’t aware of Ophelia’s conflicts she was going through because of him. His plan on vengeance only backfired when he didn’t kill his father’s murderer and instead other characters and himself ended up lying.
It would remove him far from any other changes, leaving him conserved as Allie. Holden’s death-wish can be interpreted in different ways. For example, it seems that Holden experiences survival guilt that he is not good enough to live on while his more successful brother cannot. Rather than living up to this ideal, he is purposely failing and sabotaging himself, which according to Takeuchi suggests that he “desires to reenact Allie’s fall....” (327). However, although Holden toys with the prospect of suicide or inflicted death several times, he has personally experienced a major loss and he cannot put Phoebe through the similar grief.
That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all”; he enthusiastically states out that he’ll be the one to save them from what he considers to be the death of their childhood (Salinger 54). The cliff symbolizes the jump from adolescence to adulthood. The determined diction shows off Holden’s genuine desire to help out kids from ever growing up. Holden holds himself to the idea that facing adulthood is a terrible fate and should be avoided w... ... middle of paper ... ...that the flashback had on him, which affected him in a similar way to Allie’s death.
Consistently throughout the story George and Lennie were there for each other; in fact towards the very beginning Lennie and George discussed how they were better off than most guys because they had each other (14). When George killed Lennie a part of him died too, George knew murdering Lennie would hurt him mentally and emotionally. However he did it because he wanted what was best for his friend no matter the cost. His actions were altruistic and that made his decision the more favorable one. Another instance when George was selfless was when he gave up his dream.
Holden Caufield is a negatively charged character as expressed on the first page of the book before Holden tells his opinion about his childhood. He says, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like..." (Pg. 1) Holden shows here that he was negative and depressed even in his childhood years which is mainly due to his brother, Allie's death. Holden's alienation toward the world is what causes these unwanted character traits of Holden's. Holden is also a hostile character who attributes his negativity to block out others around him, and to delay the fact that he indeed will have to face reality sometime.
Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye Holden views Allie and other devoted people as honorable; furthermore, martyrdom appears to Holden as a way of avoiding his own responsibilities and assuaging over Allie’s death and children losing their innocence. Through Holden’s actions and thoughts it is revealed that Holden reveres Allie and other devoted people, constantly carries around the burden of children losing their innocence, and imagines himself as a martyr. Throughout the story, Holden views his deceased brother Allie as well as other devoted people as honorable, even going as far to idolize some. Through Salinger’s prose and Holden’s social interactions it is revealed Holden views martyrs and people fully convicted to a cause as ethical. While Holden is at the train station with the Nuns, his actions towards them show a deep reverence and respect.