For instance, Willy cannot quit himself to the fact that Biff no longer respects him because of Willy's affair. Rather than admit that their bond is clashing, Willy still retreats to a former time when Biff respected and looked up to him. As the plot raises even more, Willy separates himself more and more from the present as his problems become too many to deal
Alfieri is articulate a... ... middle of paper ... ...e is an element of contradiction to Alfieri’s final words because he believes that it is wise to compromise and yet he loves Eddie who refused to. This shows that it is not possible to have a fixed view on Eddie throughout the whole play. Miller uses Alfieri to constantly shift the audience’s view of Eddie by deploying Alfieri every time Eddie shows a negative trait. I think Alfieri finally does inspire sympathy for Eddie although some people may not sympathise with him but completely dislike him because of his negative behaviour. This is Miller’s intention throughout the play because of his use of Alfieri.
“Jack” struggles to take control as he sees that Tyler’s acts of vandalism are wrong. However, he cannot stop himself until the very end. However, even before the character of Tyler Durden is introduced it is clear that “Jack” has personal problems; insomnia, discontent for his job, and a dependency on support groups. “Jack” is also faced with a moral dilemma as well as constantly being put into danger, another characteristic of the ambivalent protagonist. “Jack” has the personality of an obedient, yet not very outgoing man.
Even though he had some thought that the meeting would provoke harmful tensions between Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby, he went along with it anyways, further demonstrating his own innate lack of reservation. Ultimately, Nick is an unreliable narrator who overlooks Gatsby’s lies because of his biased judgment of him. Nick portrays Gatsby as a generous and charismatic figure while in reality, he is a duplicative and obsessed man entangled in illegal business who is determined on an unattainable goal. It is highly ironic that Nick judges others for their lack of morality and honesty; his own character is plagued by lies as he abets Gatsby in many of his schemes.
Holden is not a very sociable person partly because he finds himself better than many others. He dislikes his roommate because of his generic leather luggage. His next door roommate Ackley does not seem to want a friendship with him either. Holden finds Ackely?s zit crusted face ridiculous and doesn?t want him in his room at first. This shows the reader that Holden is a lonely person because he chooses to be lonely and does not want anything to do with people who do not fit into his perception of normal.
This is a glaring look into what is going on in Neddy’s life that he does not share with readers, nor does he even understand. Going back to the old mistress and getting turned away was the opposite of what Neddy expected. This relationship amongst others are affected because of Neddy’s refusal to acknowledge the glaring issues in his life. Willy Loman is also destructive in his relationships in his life as well as with himself. Willy finds a way to alienate himself from those that don’t fit his mold of a successful person often through hs abrasive behavior.
Moreover, Mr. Antolini’s care and concern for Holden greatly aids him, but he frightens him when intoxicated with “perverty” acts, so Holden can no longer trust him as he indicates that he cannot stand that kind of behavior. Luce and Mr. Antolini juxtapose each other and share characteristics both illustrating that Holden’s need for perfection in a father figure ultimately prevents him from finding one.
He keeps a cynical, sarcastic outlook on life so as to escape his true feelings. This is not uncommon for people who have trouble accepting their problems. Many of the times that Holden criticizes people it is something he does himself. (Pg 13) “… one of the reasons I left Elkton was that I was surrounded by phonies…” Holden himself is many times what he refers to as a “phony”. He knows that he lies and pretends to like people that he would rather not be with.
However, this test also provides a look at Hamlet’s more vulnerable and deep emotional side. Hamlet spends hours upon hours pondering life. He obsesses about events he feels have adversely affected him. However, he also believes these events are quite simply consequences of existence and that life itself may not be worth living. He is convinced that he is one of the few sincere people in the world; therefore he has no tolerance for people he perceives as abusive.