He is liked, but he is not well-liked” (1244). This quote shows how Willy uses popularity as a measurement to one success in life. He believes that his son will be more successful in the future because he is more well-like than Uncle Charlie. Willy uses this ideal as a foundation for his entire life and clearly this belief has also transfer to his son. “Bernard can get the best marks in school, y’understand…Because the men who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead.
Willy believed good looks, material goods, and likeability would guarantee his sons this dream. Willy's perspective will eventually lead to his fall as the protagonist of the story. Willy also lies about many things throughout the story to make his image look better than he really is, "Linda asks how much Willy has sold and although he initially lies about the amount, Linda patiently waits for the truth, which is that he has barely made enough to pay the bills." (Arthur Miller) Willy's American dream is to be known to everyone and financially successful. Willy doesn't believe in hard work and honesty to achieve the highest respect but instead focuses on personal appearance and social judgement.
In fact, those three women are the only ones named out of the fifty-six actors that appear in the ending sequence. From these two movies alone, the difference in female roles in movies are undeniably apparent. In society, however, this difference in gender is not the case. According to the United Nations Statistics Division, in the United States in 2012, the ratio from female to male is 102:100, which is about half. For the rest of the world, the ratio is also about half.
Roy is respectful to his fans and in return they stand by him faithfully, in good-times and bad. He even goes as far to helping the batboy make a bat resembling Roy’s own bat, Wonderboy. Roy views Pop as a father figure. Even after he is poisoned by Memo and blackmailed by Gus and the Judge, Roy decides to play in his last game to win Pop the pennant he had always wanted. By doing this he risks his life because of his stomach illne...
However, Roy is only in the game to make a name for himself and to break records. He would rather build a reputation as the greatest player in the game than win games for his team. In the introduction to the novel, written by Kevin Baker, he is described as: “Greedy, ruthless, and preoccupied with making the money he believes his talent entitles him to make” (Baker, xii). Roy Hobbs is a prime example of a man whose pride and self confidence eventually lead to his downfall. Roy Hobbs is a very self confident baseball player who is so sure of his abilities that he almost gives up a chance of playing in the majors.
Booker T. Washington’s philosophy of peaceful, but persistent confrontation, influenced the way Tuskegee Airmen’s challenge to confront racial barriers within the American military. Tuskegee Airmen, while simultaneously gaining the respect of whites, they also reformed of the black the image in the military. During the early twentieth century, American whites conducted many studies on blacks that concluded blacks to be a mentally inferior subspecies of the human race with smaller brains than those of whites. Using this “scientific knowledge,” whites assumed that aviation technology was just too prodigious for blacks and that blacks were innately scared of flying. During the early part of the twentieth century, many whites in the military were convinced Africans Americans “lacked the mental capacity, aptitude, and reflexes” to fly planes; a misconception that was very far from the truth.
The audience can relate to Joe and feel sympathy for him because he was a good man who did many great things for his family and in the end paid the ultimate price. Towards the end of the play, Joe's son Chris anguishes over the fatally flawed decision made by his father, thus eliciting the sympathy of the audience. However, this is not enough to detract from the audience relating to Joe as a basically good man, who has made the hard decisions for many years and ends up a tragic hero paying for his mistake with his life. Joe is a good man who has spent his whole life trying to live the American Dream. He has built a home and started up a business to take care of his family.
Willy wants to provide his wife Linda, and two sons Biff and Happy, the perfect life. Willy strives for the American dream throughout the entire play, yet never achieves what he hopes because there are too many problems standing in his way. Willy is a salesman trying to find success in a country known for its endless amount of opportunities. He grows up seeing how successful his brother, Ben, has become and because of this he is determined to succed in his lifetime. He wants to show his family that they can achieve whatever they put their mind to.
He raises his two sons, Biff and Happy, to be well-liked and Willy does not care about their grades. He believes they will be better prepared for the business world if they are well-liked, and does not think education matters as much as personality, appearance, and physical skill. Although he has set high standards for sons, his morals are being well-liked, he thinks he is the best salesman in his firm, and he claims to be extremely loyal to his family; despite this, he is none of these. Willy still struggles to find out why his son, Biff, has not made anything of himself yet. Instead of a stable job, Biff has been a farmhand across the country earning only $35 a week (Act I.
He is especially protective of his youngest brother Ponyboy. Another was Darry exhibits heroism is the way he takes care of his family in the small ways. Throughout the book Ponyboy says that Darry cooks dinner, makes chocolate cakes, cooks breakfast, and overall the way he holds the family together. Just because Darry isn’t jumping out building on fire doesn’t mean he isn’t a hero, he is more of your everyday hero because he has to sacrifice and help on a daily basis. The last hero that we will examine is Dally Winston.