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.
Among the main themes of the novel, is the American Dream, or the corruption thereof. Fitzgerald attempts to communicate the false and impossible nature of this ideal, and the ease with which it can be corrupted. It is through the pursuit of the American Dream that Jay Gatsby makes his fortune, however, he makes this fortune not only through hard work, but through his involvement in organised crime, thus he has corrupted the concept. Fitzgerald also presents the rich as being immoral and wicked, and many of the rich in the novel did not work for their money. The poor, on the other hand, are portrayed as being rundown and beaten, and simply unable to get ahead despite their sincerest efforts; “One thing's sure and nothing's surer, the rich get richer and the poor get - children.” Fitzgerald stresses that unless you are born into wealth, it is virtually impossible to achieve it.
Throughout the play, characters often refer to him as “Honest Iago.” Othello, whose military judgment is superior has even taken him and labeled him captain because of these traits. Iago seems to go against his reputation and act in ways that somebody who is trustworthy would not. This gives the idea that Iago is in fact a villain (Empson). Perhaps, Iago has always been evil and just created a false reputation, or maybe he was once an honest man and just decided to switch up his values. This still does not change the fact that Iago is a manipulative trickster whose desire for power and revenge leads him to destruction.
Ultimately, Tom is quite saddened by Myrtle’s death, not because he loved her as a person, but because he loved having control over her. Now that she is dead, Tom is no longer a man of power as that power has been destroyed. Thus, in the novel according to Fitzgerald, when man focuses solely on success from power, corruption is the result. Therefore, the author supports the vision that intense pursuit of success by the individual leads to their corruption and ultimately a more corrupt society. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald has a pessimistic vision of America and his depiction is that when man concerns himself with only his success, the result is corruption.
Dysfunctional relationships, according to Fitzgerald's way of writing, are based on infidelity, carelessness, and loveless couples. Materialism, on the other hand, situates wealth as advancement, and money, besides from becoming a shelter from the realities of life, acquires more importance than people. Classism, in the meanwhile, refers to racism, discrimination and snobbery, in the case of The Great Gatsby, present in West Egg. In his influential book The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald recognizes and describes many of the less alluring characteristics of the 1920's and the pursuit of the American Dream including dysfunctional relationships, materialism and classism. F.Scott Fitzgerald describes and recognizes the pursuit of the American Dream present in the 1920's including dysfunctional relationships.
The way it is evil is that corruption has blinded society by the way we think and act, it allows people in society to think that doing evil things is an ok thing to do. The reason corruption has changed the way society thinks is, when we hear that it has not only led to the breaking of the managerial system and weak authority, but also some serious causes like poverty. Which, has led to the society’s disability to think and act freely, allowing for evil to take over. Although, the evil is not done face to face, it is more of a silent evil that involves money and destruction, done by the wealthy to profit off of the poor. It has changed all of our values and has destroyed the reminince of our morality.
Since his banishment in 1989 the country has been split on the issue. Gambling by these men and others has caused great problems in baseball. The game of baseball has been destroyed by gambling. Gambling will forever be a part of American’s pastime. As soon as the New York Knickerbockers organized in 1845 and started competing against other teams, spectators were betting on the outcome (Fleitz 190).
If it were possible for an individual to obtain a higher level of satisfaction economics expects th... ... middle of paper ... ...his may be true in the short run but certainly not in the long run. In the long run the greedy must and will pay for their avarice whether it is through a prison sentence or pain endured through a stock market crash caused by their greed. Ultimately greed is bad for society as a whole and “infectious greed”, to which Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan attributes the current business crises (James), can do a great deal of damage to an economy. Works Cited: Gordley, James. Good Faith and Profit Maximization.
Even though many scholars believe that Fitzgerald is promoting the Dream, he is actually condemning it and what it stands for. This theme is used in conjunction with the motif of appearance versus reality to criticize further the “single green light, minute and far away” (25) that many Americans have strived for: financial success, fame, power and glory. Fitzgerald masterfully uses the character Gatsby to show the illusion that is the American Dream that, in reality, is an extremely corrupt and greedy practice during the extravagant and flagrant era of the 1920’s. Primarily, Fitzgerald uses Gatsby to show the corruption and the greed that consumes and destroys the followers of the Dream. When Gatsby realizes that he is not able to be with Daisy in his youth because of his social class, he decides to pave his own way by climbing to her social class.