His name was Lennie Smalls. Lennie Smalls was a character that Steinbeck used to allow his audience to see that although he had a good heart and was seemingly helpless, that one day his strength would be the cause of his downfall. Questions on whether or not Steinbeck’s readers should believe in the image in which it is given or primarily based it on the novel being written in a bad environment from the first of the novel. Steinbeck knew upon writing that readers tend to cling and fall for the caring, loving, and misunderstood bad guy trying to prove his innocence against all evil brought to him. So Steinbeck created Lennie to try and portray this character to his audience.
'; Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Harold Bloom, ed. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986. Shepherd, Robert D., Ed. The Scarlet Letter.
He could never take a break from his work because he would get nervous and feels unhappy if he didn’t write something after a little while. He lived a great life and he had fans that love his work. John Updike was the most considerable stylist among the writers of fiction in his American generation. He is in one of a group of contemporary novelists who get criticism by their conventional religious desires. Works Cited Schiff, James A. John Updike Revisited.
He is a person who is competitive like me and we do not understand people who think they are better than everyone else and why do we have to have war. When Reuven first met Danny in the novel, I probably would have judged Danny the way Reuven did: competitive, rude, stuck up, and mean. Even though the outside does not show what a real person is in the inside, later in the book Danny wasn’t the meanest kid at all, he was just in a need of a friend and I respect that. I have learned so much from this book. I understand it when your parents have to be silent with you and, how hard it can be when you can’t pursue in something you want to do or someone is in a need of a friend.
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”.
Through his death, Willy thinks he can achieve success and fulfill his dream. Arthur Miller provides us with a character who is both pathetic and tragic. Willy Loman spent his life chasing a false dream. His failure to live the "true" American Dream was what brought about his own downfall. ** Short Essay Two In Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman’s warped view of the American Dream caused tragedy in his family because he stressed the importance of popularity over hard work and risk-taking over perserverence.
His character shows how he goes against both good and bad societies, the men that controlled his views like his father and Voldemort, and nature. I only wish I could see his point of view in first person. What really surprised me of him was how little he showed up in the series yet how much he managed to make an impacted in the end. I found that J.K. Rowing did a wonderful job on his character with how little we were given in both the books and the movies. His character wasn’t the hero or a person any one wishes to be but more of the kind of character we unknowingly can come across or become in real life.
Modern Critical Interpretations: Hamlet. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York City: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986. 65-86 Findlay, Alison.