His brother was the man he admired the most but throughout the play Ben is revealed as being a mean, nasty man who believe that being rich is the only sign of success even thought he stumbled upon his wealth thought pure luck. We began to see his open wounds from being abandoned that leads to this obsession with needing to be liked by everyone, why he and Biffs’ relationship is so tense and irreversibly broken but also why he’s so disrespectful to Linda. For the duration of the entire play the reader is constantly being reminded by Willy th... ... middle of paper ... ...ited Bradford, Wade. "Character Analysis: Willy Loman from "Death of a Salesman""About.com Plays / Drama. About.com, n.d.
He leads his sons to believe the same ludicrous keys to success, pointing them in the same direction of failure. Everyone but Willy sees fault in his judgement as “his old friends, the old buyers that loved him so and alwaysfound some order to hand him in a pinch -- they’re all dead, retired” (Miller 32). With these factors counting against him, Willy still has not realized his life is at a standstill, not moving at all and he’s failing. His entire life he’d depended on the help of other people. Although he wants his sons to live a successful life, he’s teaching them the wrong points of gaining that particular lifestyle.
Odysseus’ journey was without a doubt a long and grueling one. Odysseus may have saved Ithaka, but his actions throughout his journey lead me to believe otherwise. Odysseus is an unappreciative, self-centered, lazy, and selfish man that does not deserve the title as hero. He acts this way solely because of his hubris, and he maintains his pride throughout the story. Odysseus’ hubris is the reason why it takes him so long to return home.
Unlike Brown 's ever present gloom after his realization, O 'Connor 's character, The Misfit, embraces it. He admits that he "ain 't a good man" (O 'Connor 1293). Comparatively, The Misfit is also motivated by curiosity much like Brown. He states," My daddy said I was a different breed of do from my brothers and sisters...it 's some that can live their whole life out without asking about it and it 's others has to know why it is, and this boy is one of the latters" (O 'Connor 1293). He had to understand the evil of mankind and was unable to live in ignorance to the truth that all mankind was inherently evil.
Pip’s expectations are acted upon many different characters throughout the novel, and nearly most of the time they have a negative effect on othe... ... middle of paper ... ...y aren’t all they what seem to be. Overall throughout this book expectations play a big role, we see how they rule Pip’s life and how they can affect others in many different ways. We see how Pip’s life ends up in a good way and that how expectations can blind others from reality. Money can change anybody and Pip was no exception. When Pip is poor he truly wants to be a gentlemen, he has great expectations for himself.
He had long fought to learn to read and was so excited and eager to do so, he never expected the circumstances of this to be as dehumanizing as they were. He regretted learning to read because it brought him nothing but desperation, he learned his awful truth and that of his fellow slaves. "It had given me a view of my wretched condition, without the remedy." (Douglass, 24) The truth was that the more he learned the more he became aggravated, he knew there was not much he could do. It brought his moral down along with many other feelings, even a slave like Frederick had learned the awful feeling of
Since Piggy isn’t usually taken very seriously and is bullied, Ralph takes his side in order to make sure that Jack doesn’t end up killing him (129). At the end of the book, Ralph reflects on what has happened and cries for “the loss of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, the death of the true, wise friend called Piggy” (Gale 1997). Ralph was the one most likely struggled internally due to him having to control the id and the superego (Jack and Piggy), keeping everyone together, and finding a way to be
Happy seemingly cares little for his father as an adult, as is obvious when he cho... ... middle of paper ... ...ed: each one layered on deep love and faith; lies and hurt. Willy gambles everything he has- and more- on Biff, even though he seems to hate his son at times. This is most likely because Willy knew Biff knew his dirty little secret, and could not stand to think that his actions may have harmed his child’s balance. Yet it is ironic that Willy Loman’s legacy, based on the insurance money- is not used by the son he loved best, but by the one who always came in second. It leaves the audience wondering if Happy loved his father more than the worshipped Biff, or if Biff loved his father so much he could not stand to touch the money, knowing that his father had killed himself solely for his benefit.
However, he spent most of his life shying away and feeling demoralized by his overbearing father (Loveday). Kafka openly and straightforwardly reflects upon countless amounts of negative aspects of his personal life, both physical and mental. The relationship between Gregor Samsa and his father is in several ... ... middle of paper ... ...entialism was a necessary response to the grim life for Gregor, as opposed to a chosen philosophy. Had both Kafka and Samsa followed any ideal other than existentialism, their lives would not have been the same. They may have been negatively affected by their circumstances.
Beatty in Fahrenheit 451 is one of the most misunderstood characters in this novel. He seems like he is the bad guy throughout the story up until his death. Beatty says this particular quote to Montag, which leads to a deep confession that has come out. “Any man who can take a tv wall apart and put it back together again is happier than any man who tries to slide rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just wont be measured or equated without making the man feel bestial and lonely. I know, I’ve tried it; to hell with it” (58).