His lack of success and work and his troubled family relationships hurt him. They destroy him literally. Rather then dealing with these issues he escapes into disillusionment, which proves costly to him. The constant flashbacks to his glory days and his dreams of being successful lead to his inability to settle his present problems. By the time that reality kicks in, it is too late for Willy to deal with it and instead he takes his life because his life is too far gone to fix.
Hemingway never tells what that one thing was. However, due to all the lying, the “one thing,” that kept Krebs going through the war was no longer something that held any integrity for him. Many years ago I went through a very traumatic experience in my life similar to Krebs. The more I tried to forget what happen the more I became isolated and withdrawn from life and ... ... middle of paper ... ...shows that Krebs is longing for what he once had, but struggles to find it again back home. In the story not only does Krebs struggle with his longing for a romantic relationship, but he also struggles to maintain his integrity and hold on to what good he can remember from his time in the war.
Willy definitely does not meet this criterion. When Willy is terminated from his job late in the story, Charley offers him a job working for him, but feeling too much pride, Willy turns it down, saying he's already got a job. He turns down a chance to make a decent means to finish paying off his house and refrigerator, but turns it down because of his stubborn pride. A tragic hero must have a mix of both good and bad qualities, predominantly good, so that they are more of a character that readers could relate ... ... middle of paper ... ...Sons in which the main characters are somewhat like tragic heroes but lack the high standing. They are all just common people, which might lead to the idea that Arthur Miller tried to create a mold for an American tragic hero.
Lenny is mentally disabled and George is his companion because Lenny is too incompetent to live on his own. Throughout the book, it becomes increasingly apparent that Lenny is incapable of interacting appropriately with people (other than George) without unknowingly causing some sort of trouble. Even George is sometimes overcome with the hassles of taking care of Lenny. ‘“God, you’re a lot of trouble,’ George said. ‘I could get along so easy so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail.
He is also upset that they are not able to settle because Lennie does not know right from wrong. George should be able to live his dream life but having to care for Lennie is a big weight on his shoulders. Their friendship would be a better one if only Lennie were a... ... middle of paper ... ...he understood his poor behavior better than Curley ever would. A good narrator understands the importance of having an exposition, climax, and resolution when the whole book is based on conflict. Lennie’s disability disables him from being conscious of putting a stop to what it is he is doing wrong.
Yet what most fail to see is that Of Mice and Men portrays both aspects of human life through the mutual friendship of two uncommonly men, George and Lennie, the dream they both share, and the sudden calamity that befall them. Relationships are an important essence of life. Humans need relationships because we are dependent on each other to survive. Babies need their mothers to feed and nurse them, and friends need each other to support, comfort, sympathize, and understand them. The friendship between George and Lennie outlined the core of Of Mice and Men, and although it’s sometimes idealized and exaggerated throughout the novel, there is no question of its sincerity.
Goodman Brown’s life was destroyed because of his inability to face this truth and live with it. The story, which may have been a dream, planted the seed of doubt in Brown's mind, which consequently cut him off from his fellow man and leaves him alone and depressed. His life ends alone and miserable because he was never able to look at himself and realize that what he believed were everyone else's faults were his as well. Hawthorne was a writer way ahead of his time. His stories have been a testament to the timeless nature of his style.
He explains that he was not always happy, but now he feels that life has nothing to offer him and he is useless, “Sydney Carton, idlest and most unpromising of men.” (91) Sydney Carton had always been the brains behind Stryvers acts in court, but was never recognized because he didn’t feel the need to be recognized. Because he feels so strongly that there’s no point in trying to amount to anything, his jealousy lies beneath him along with all of his other emotions. “You were always somewhere, and I was always- nowhere.” (95) ... ... middle of paper ... ... their parents. In conclusion, Sydney Carton is affected miraculously throughout the whole 3 books. The first book, he was affected by society.
He tells his sons, "be liked and you will never want Take me, for instance Willy Loman is here!' That's all it takes, and I go right through." He is also lying to himself and is not able to consent to changes nor is he able to face reality. All this is due to depression, not having a job, his unsuccessful sons Biff and Happy, and the fact that he they do not accept him. Because of all this he has thought of committing suicide few times.
In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller paints the relationship of Willy and his two sons, Biff and Happy, through the dreams of living a successful life but achieving that success in the wrong manner. He wants his kids to live a better life than he had to but he had no clue on how togain this success the correct way. This wrong teaching built a wedge in their relationship with neither being successful and their father never letting them hear the end of it. His high expectations deemed foolish with his many failures at life and even indulging in an affair, guiding his sons down the wrong path of life. Willy’s dreams of having a successful life in the future are lived through the ones of his children because he couldn’t find a way to achieve