Biff, on the other hand, had it worse because his father sold him lies about his importance in the business industry, which forced Biff to admire Willy and strive to be like him one day. Willy’s consistent stroking of Biff’s ego misled Biff into thinking that he could get away with anything simply because he was “popular” and “well-liked”. However, when Biff accidentally stumbles upon his father’s adultery, his world crashes in on itself as he loses his sense of identity. He quotes, “I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been” (Act II). Willy wasn’t much better with his “friends”.
I think that “A view from the bridge” is a tragedy because of eddies extreme downfall, he dies because of one mistake. Throughout the play Eddie is jealous of Catherine because she is not his little girl anymore she is turning into a woman. Eddie is an Italian longshore man working on the New York docks. When eddies wife’s cousins, Marco and Rodolfo seek refuge, as i... ... middle of paper ... ...to prevent. I think Eddie is mainly responsible for his own downfall but Catherine could have played some part in causing it because of her getting together with Rodolfo.
His tragic flaw is his obsession with his family. His life is devoted to helping his family, mainly his son Chris. Furthermore, Oedipus the King’s arrogance leads him to hurt this family. Unknowingly, Oedipus does not know how lucky he is to see the truth. He knows that disease is corrupting the city, but he is angered when Teresis will not tell him informatio... ... middle of paper ... ...scape his fate.
He does not want her to expose herself to the men in the neighbourhood. Eddie constantly makes comments on her appearance. Eddie: ... ... middle of paper ... ...death was caused by unending conflict between the two cultures. Electing the American or Italian way of life would have made life easier. For this, he is an outcaste in his society.
Due to Willy’s egotistical nature and the need to feed it with a mistress, his downfall begins in the eyes of Biff. Not only does Willy lose Biff’s respect which is proven when Biff calls him a “phony little fake” (121), but Willy is also too prideful to amend his relationship. This causes Biff to lose his confidence and surrender his dreams of studying at the University of Virginia. As a result of his egotistical nature derived from his pr... ... middle of paper ... ...ives to achieve the wrong things. This furthermore leads to the downfall of Willy and his family, proving that Willy Loman is a tragic hero.
Beatrice, however always tries to steer Eddie away from arguments by asking general questions to the brothers such as ‘Did your wife get the money?’ Beatrice also thinks differently for example, Eddie thinks that singing is an embarrassing thing for a man to do, whereas Beatrice says that in Italy it’s a n... ... middle of paper ... ...arco lifts up the chair, ‘He lifted it like a weapon’ symbolizing his greater strength and how easy he makes it look compared to Eddie, and in the process humiliating him too. This is in turn shifts tension between Rodolfo and Eddie to between Eddie and Marco, which also shows that Marco played a bigger part than the audience thought was possible because of his greater strength over Eddie and his ability to lead Eddie into paranoia. Miller also uses descriptive language to emphasize tension such as ‘Eddie feints with his left and lands with his right, mildly it staggers Rodolfo. Marco rises.’ Which could also be considered metaphoric and very dramatic due to the short sentence used and dramatic language and stage directions used. This in conclusion creates tension between the characters tand makes the play very tense and full of suspense.
Everything is perfect through his narrow-minded eyes, until his wife and mistress start to slip away from his firm grasp. Tom and his wife, Daisy, lives the American Dream of all the characters; Old money, family, power, yet he is not satisfied. Nick tells the reader that Tom is implying, “Now, don’t think my opinion on these matters is final, just because I’m stronger and more of a man than you” (Page 7). Nick sees Tom’s obvious dominance and aggression towards him and remarks him back, but not vocally. Another example of his dominance is when Daisy comments on her consequence “for marrying a brute of a man, a great, big hulking…” Toms wants to be superior than every other characters, and proves it (Page 12).
This single act reveals to the audience that Dave is ashamed and embarrassed to tell Kat that the truth about his background; he obviously did not like who he was – a cutter. Dave felt that in order to win Kat he needed to pretend to be someone who he was not. However, his plan did not go over well causing him to lose Kat. Dave's father is a used-car salesman who disapproves of his son's Italian fantasies. Dave's father thinks his son is crazy, lazy, and that acting as if he were an ...
The Effects of Male Expectations Male expectations are ever present in our world creating an adverse effect on men making them feel inferior if they are unable to succeed financially. Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman explicitly shows just how harmful these expectations can be to a person and their families. The main character in the play Death of a Salesman Willy Loman is greatly affected by these male expectations. The man is expected to not only support his family but must also be able to climb to the top of the corporate ladder. Willy’s inability to succeed financially as expected from society in turn affects his two sons Biff and Happy and his loving wife Linda.
Whenever Franz Kafka attempted to explain to his father that he longed to be a writer not a shop owner, his father got very upset. Franz was exposed to abuse and frequent yelling by his father because of his disapproval of Kafka’s love of writing. In The Metamorphosis Mr.Samsa d... ... middle of paper ... ...ause of Gregor’s relationship with his father and his abusive nature towards Gregor. When the Metamorphosis was first written Kafka live in a discriminatory society where people were forced to work due to economic demands. The author felt forced to work for an insurance company he despised because it took away time from his writings.