and you?ll be it.? (Hansberry 109). Walter Lee, shackled by poverty and prejudice, and obsessed with his own sense of success, which he felt, would be the end of all of his social and economic problems. The dreams he had gave him a great sense of pride and self-satisfaction. Unfortunately Walter had to learn a hard lesson in life; pride and greed will eventually lead to unhappiness.
Hank confesses "I did one bad thing...and it led to a worse thing." Showing that once your ambitions and greed start to control you, there is no going back. Hank ultimately returns to his dead end job losing not only his brother in the process but also himself. In conclusion, although Macbeth strived for power and Hank lusted after wealth, they both understood the consequences of their over ambition and greed in the end. It goes to show that you cannot get what you want out of life by taking the easy way out and letting your ambitions and greed affect your morals.
Silas is so wrapped up in money that he becomes selfish and right as the company is going to start making double the profit he bought out his only friend in the company. This shows Silas Laphams’s downfall of the morals that he possess, “it is the last straw” when it comes to him being a good person and his ambition overtakes him. As the... ... middle of paper ... ... him not giving into his greed and his selfish ambition, but Silas “awakening” to what is morally right. Silas is now able to have a clear conscious and not let the money dictate his decisions. After all the wrong doing that Silas has done through his down fall and bad decision, he has finally reached his “rise” to a better self by expressing humility and honesty.
It was only after she realises that Eric was the child's father she begins to show signs of weakening. Eric wants his parents to admit their mistakes as he freely admitted his. Though he is not a very pleasant character we may feel that he has learnt a lesson, that he is sincerely ashamed of his behaviour and he is capable of changing for the better. The characters respond in a different manner towards the inspector's questions. Firstly Mr Birling, he's a wealthy factory owner (businessman), his first main concern is to make money& get power!
This implies that he was weak - willed and usually unable to think of much beyond his immediate material comfort. He also allows Dunstan to blackmail him about his marriage. ““Well, Master Godfrey, what do you want with me?” said Dunsy in a mocking tone “Suppose, now, you get the money yourself, and save me the trouble, eh? …You’ll not refuse me the kindness to pay it back for me: it was the brotherly love made you do it, you know?”” This implies Dunsy is taking advantage over his brother and he also sounds like he is being sarcastic when he talks about brotherly love. Godfrey’s actions also back this idea up as he, “bit his lips and clenched his fist”.
These imply Montresor’s the whole family is filled with acts of revenge. These also illustrate self-esteem or pride hold a critical role in the family that they do not accept anyone try to injure them. If someone does so, they will use their own method to punish their wrongdoings, which they at least find a way to release their discontented against such behavior. Montresor also considers this action as an insult because he perceives that he is not being respect and look down by Fortunato. This is because Montresor is a poor man compared to Fortunato who can afford to buy the entire shipment of Amontilado.
Without a just and moral leader, dehumanization will begin to creep upon its next victims. During times of chaos, the victims’ morals begin to be corrupted by their surroundings. Elie Wiesel, himself, witnesses the process of dehumanization frequently during his time in the Holocaust. The atrocities that Elie Wiesel witnesses often begin due to a lack of morals. Elie witnesses a son abandon his morals in order to stay alive.
However, although Willy is entranced by these illusions, the reality is that he is not a successful salesman and is fired. He also thinks Biff should be making good money and blames his son’s failure on his laziness. But it is Willy who has se... ... middle of paper ... ...d a the country” (129), and that is the capitalist system, which is supposed to make life better for everyone. Steinbeck creates a connection between the rotten grapes and the moral decay among the businessmen because of their greed, a vice that is poisoning the American promise by bringing great hardship with little hope for a better future. In conclusion, both of these works use the deep personal loss of their characters to represent the greater dilemma posed by an American Dream that is elusive and, at least for them, never fulfilled.
Willy is stuck in the past, and is constantly disappointed when he realizes that his dreams and memories are better than his present life, which then leads to his depression and ultimately, his suicide, showing that memories, illusion, delusion of the past have the power to ruin someone’s present and future. First of all, Willy’s mental illness is the main factor that causes the conflict between him and others. Willy is a kind father, who loves and takes care his son, but his attitude indirectly makes situation turn negatively. Willy wants Biff to be successful in business. More than anyone, Biff understands himself as well as what he wants.
“Life of Merlin” is about a man that abandons feudal society, and all of its rules, in hopes of finding a better place to live. A better place to live, for him, is one that is purely good. Violent and deceitful people are ultimately the factors that drive him away, causing him to be termed as “mad.” I argue that Merlin is a character with extreme extra worldly perception. Many would think extra worldly perception to be a privilege, but this essay serves to contradict the positive effects that extra worldly perception can have. I will show why he is perceptive, rather than mad, as well as explain why this type of perception can be detrimental to one’s life.