In North Carthage, Nick opens up a bar with his sister Margo using Amy’s trust fund. On their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing. Eventually, the police point fingers at Nick and place him as the lead suspect because he used her money to start a bar, he increased her life insurance, and he seems very unemotional on camera. In the first part of the book the reader doesn’t know whether Nick is guilty or not. The book is told in first person through Amy and Nick; however Nick’s perspective is from the present while Amy’s is told from past journal entries.
Tuesdays with Morrie is a true-to-life story about a sports writer, Mitch Albom, (who is also the author of the book), who looks after his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz, after hearing of his illness and soon the relationship between them rekindles after years apart. The setting of the story is in Morrie's home in West Newton, Massachusetts. The two main characters of the book are Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz. Mitch Albom earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where met and studied under his beloved professor, Morrie Schwartz. In 1982, Albom was awarded a Masters degree from Columbia University in New York.
“Nice to meet you,” he replied. “I’m Lucy.” -- He arrived at home—the headache kept at bay with paracetamol—if his mother had noticed that he'd been gone, she didn’t let on. The next night, he went out and did it all again. He changed his first choice of college to one that hadn't made Isaac's list.
He says "I gotta show some of those pompous, self important executives over there that Hap Loman can make the grade" (p 250). We see his blind desire to succeed and know he's headin... ... middle of paper ... ...g Charley, there's more of him in that front stoop than in all the sales he ever made" (p328). The final requiem of this play includes some brilliant lines. Most importantly, Linda's final words at her husband's grave; "Willy, dear I can't cry, why did you do it, I search and search and I search, and I can't understand it, Willy. I made the last payment on the house today.
Relationships in James Agee's A Death in the Family Spending time with each other, having strong morals and giving a lot of love are a few of the things that give families hope and happiness. In the novel A Death in the Family (1938) by James Agee, a family has to use these advantages in order to make it through a very difficult time. During the middle of one night in 1915, the husband, Jay, and his wife, Mary, receive a phone call saying that Jay's father is dying. Ralph, the person who called, is Jay's brother, and he happens to be drunk. Jay doesn't know if he can trust Ralph in saying that their father is dying, but he doesn't want to take the chance of never seeing his father again, so he decides to go see his father.
Analysis of the Ending of "Death of a Salesman" The play "Death of a Salesman" shows the final demise of Willy Loman, a sixty- year-old salesman in the America of the 1940's, who has deluded himself all his life about being a big success in the business world. It also portrays his wife Linda, who "plays along" nicely with his lies and tells him what he wants to hear, out of compassion. The book describes the last day of his life, but there are frequent "flashbacks" in which Willy relives key events of the past, often confusing them with what is happening in the present. His two sons, Biff and Happy, who are in their 30's, have become failures like himself. Both of them have gone from idolizing their father in their youth to despising him in the present.
http://www.biography.com/people/arthur-miller-9408335#awesm=~oErg8SN49Mb56o Era I.Author A.Arthur Miller 1.Early Life a.Born in Harlem, New York on October 17, 1915 b.University of Michigan c.wrote prolifically through college and young adulthood 2.Achievements a.Won a Tony for All my Sons b.Death of a Salesman wins Pulitzer, Tony, and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award c.Death of a Salesman instant hit and Arthur Miller a famous playwright 3.Personal Life B.Was married to Mary Slattery, Marilyn Monroe, and Inge Morath a.Situation with HUAC because of The Crucible’s allegory to McCarthyism b.Two children with Morath, boy was estranged because of Down Syndrome c.Died on February 10, 2005 (56th anniversary of Broadway debut of Death of a Salesman) II.Book A.Achievements 1.Published and performed 1949 2.Pulitzer Prize in 1949, Tony and NY Drama Critics Circle Award B.New Tragedy 1.Differs from traditional Shakespearean tragedy 2.Common man just as liable to tragic events 3.Hamartia (fatal flaw): lying/ deceit, illusionment C.Techniques 1.Flashbacks 2.Within 48 hours 3.Visions 4.Symbols 5.Confusion with order of events 6.Parallel characters and a.Charlie and Willy b.Biff and Bernard 7.Places and travelling a.Ben in Africa justified as reason for suicide b.Biff happiest when travelling c.Went to Africa when in search of Alaska D.Symbols 1.Seeds: hope or dreams a.no sun and poor soil b.obsessively tries to plant 2.Diamonds: riches or the American Dream a.Ben’s story and riches seem unlikely and unattainable b.“the jungle is dark but there are riches” 3.Stockings: infidelity a.Foreshadows discovery of the woman 4.Rubber hose and car: suic... ... middle of paper ... ....Biff and Happy as teens d.like beloved- circling around why Biff and Willy are estranged Characters II.Willy Loman A.Father 1.Own father abandoned him 2.Is the father of Biff and Happy 3.Unsatisfied with his sons 4.Young Biff and Happy idolized him B.Salesman 1.Has become unsuccessful 2.Father sold flutes 3.Saw how successful salesman was loved C.Illusions 1.Willy refuses to see reality a.Sons will strike it rich b.Ben is dead 2.Illusions harm him and people around him a.Linda and his sons b.Willy himself is disappointed D.Proud 1.Refuses help from Charley 2.Doesn’t want Biff to see him with the Woman I.Biff Loman A.Son of Willy 1.Strained relationship 2.Doesn’t want to be a salesman B.Magnetic 1.Kids like him 2.Great football player 3.Lots of charm C.Future fell apart 1.Saw Willy with the Woman
However, Summer is much more interesting to be analyzed from its -narrative perspective. It is written by Adam, who uses second person narration and historic present tense to describe the events of the summer of 1967 that he spent in New York sharing a flat with his sister and working in a library. -Summer delivers probably the strangest and the most compromising topics of the book, talking about the specific features of Adam’s relation to his family after the tragic death of his brother, and also about his rather strange, passionate and incestuous relation with his sister, which had started to develop in 1961 and reached its climax in the summer of 1967. The chapter ends mysteriously and leaves us wondering about the credibility of everything
The Great Gatsby The year is 1929 in the beautiful city of New York. Nick Carraway, the main character, is seen in what appears to be in a therapeutic office with his doctor, who suggest for Carraway to write about what has been the cause of his depression and alcoholism; persuaded Carraway backtracks to a few years back and begins to write what started it all. Seven years back, 1922 to be specific, it’s the roaring 20’s and Carraway recently moved into a little cottage on Long Island adjacent to a mansion owned by the filthy rich Jay Gatsby. After Carraway presents himself at one of Gatsby’s outrageous parties, his life takes a 180-degree turn. Carraway is driven to initiate a love triangle between Gatsby and Daisy, which drives her crazy and starts to question her marriage with Tom.
In 1997, J.K. Rowling, a graduate of Exeter University, became an over-night sensation when she introduced the world to a boy named Harry Potter. The rags-to-riches life of Harry is a parallel of Rawling's own life. Rawling, a divorced, unemployed, single-mother living on public assistance, breathed life into Harry and his comrades on cocktail napkins in a café she frequented. After numerous rejections from publishers, Bloomsbury Publishers took a chance, and to borrow a trite expression, "the rest is history." Since the release of the first (of the rumored seven book series) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, or Philosopher's Stone as it is known abroad, three additional installments of Harry's life have been published.