His boss, Lengel tries to convince him to stay by saying he “doesn’t want to do this to [his] mom and dad.” And Sammy knows right then that he doesn’t but says that it would be “fatal” if he didn’t go through with his decision at this point. When he walks out of the store Sammy realizes “how hard the world was going to be…hereafter.” This line alone provides for a very regretful but serious tone because he knows he made a mistake but now it’s up to him to fix it. The story ends in a very ominous tone as Updike leaves it somewhat open ended so the reader doesn’t really know what happens with Sammy. Considering the entire story, the tone could best be described as humorous and conversational with a hint of seriousness. Updike uses a multitude of different types of diction to convey Sammy’s different tones of judgmental, arrogant, and contemptuous towards girls, himself and his elders through the story.
Unfortunately, there can also be growing pains involved. By the end of the play Biff Loman decided that he is through with his family's phoniness and lies. In his enlightenment Biff openly renounces his father’s way of life and his own upbringing in saying "We never told the truth for ten minutes in this house,". Regrettably, Biffs self-awareness does not arrive without great pain. To completely renounce his own father’s way of life would have been a heavy blow to their already weak relationship.
Joe Paterno has become an icon of college football. In these modern times, however, his morals and his coaching style seem outdated. Now, in the twilight of his career, he has to battle a grueling Big Ten schedule, the media who made him a legend and who are now looking to make him into a fool, and even his once loyal fans who have turned their backs on him. Joe Paterno has his back against the wall; it seems everything is working against him. He could walk away now and forever be remembered as a great football coach, or he can keep running out of that tunnel and work on putting Penn State football back on the map.
In the movie We are Marshall, portrays a tragic moment in NCAA history. This tragedy was the worst moment in sports history. Other schools reached out to this school and especially one of their biggest rivals, West Virginia University. One man’s passion for the game and excellent morals had the guts to become the head coach for the “Thundering Herd”. Coach Jack Lengyel restores the way of life to the town of Huntington, West Virginia.
He believes that he can make his father see reason or at least feel sorry for him and spare her, in the end Creon just feels even more betrayed. Willy is trying to get Howard to give him a job in New York so he can stop traveling. He is old and tired and due to his deteriorating mental health it is not safe for him or others either. “WILLY: God knows, Howard. I never asked a favor of any man.
“I don’t want you to represent us, I’ve been meaning to tell you for a long time now,” says Howard (26). This obviously destroys his work life. These mounting problems of being unsuccessful at work build up leading to him ultimately being fired. There are several ways in which Willy avoids his problems. First, rather then deal with such situations Willy is stubborn and assumes things will take care of themselves.
However, the townspeople and Scratchy are disappointed to find him married, unarmed, and unwilling to fight. Before Jack arrived the townspeople were hoping for his arrival to cool off the situation. As one bartender said, "'I wish Jack Potter was back from San Anton', he shot Wilson up once--in the leg--and he would sail in and pull out the kinks in this thing'" (215). This quote and Jack's shamefulness are what leads people into discussions of this story. Jack Potter's marriage was kept secret from any of his friends and family, so his new wife was something unknown to anyone.
After 34 years of Willy’s life, he loses his job. To a normal person under normal circumstances, being retrenched is a time when you feel useless. But for Willy, since everything else is going wrong at the same time, he feels like a useless old man. Willy thought that just because he named his boss, that he would have a secure future with the company but as Charley said "them things don’t mean anything? You named him Howard, but you can’t sell that."
He tells his team about his brother’s story about how he was a great player and how a drunk driver had killed him. Brian tells them that its there is a lot of pressure to fill his brother’s shoes and that his father has worked him so much to try to fill them and has to make his dad proud. After hearing Brian talk about his situation, his teammates tell him that they got his back and that they’re his brothers now. I agree his Coach Collins’ method he used because it brought Brian and the team together as a whole. Sometimes, when you have a coach yelling at you all the time, you need the coach to step aside
Hamlet thinks that there is no remaining tension between the two of them, and agrees to play the match lightheartedly. The audience knows Laertes still passionately hates him for causing Polonius and Ophelia’s deaths, and he is currently plotting Hamlet’s murder. There are many instances in Hamlet