His lack of success and work and his troubled family relationships hurt him. They destroy him literally. Rather then dealing with these issues he escapes into disillusionment, which proves costly to him. The constant flashbacks to his glory days and his dreams of being successful lead to his inability to settle his present problems. By the time that reality kicks in, it is too late for Willy to deal with it and instead he takes his life because his life is too far gone to fix.
When reading the play, it is important to remember that the characters are not people but caricatures Priestley employs to manipulate the reader. This combines with the artificiality of the plot to form a completely biased play, from whichever angle one looks at it. However at the time of its publication it was not so outlandish, because it upheld the New Labour government, struggling so hard to bring about its reforms and stay in favour of a people who had suffered many hardships and were now looking to more years of difficulty and discomfort.
Chekov illustrates the role of a dysfunctional family and how its members are effected. Both of the aforementioned problems are solved through the playwrights' recommendations and the actions of the characters. In the plays A Doll's House and Uncle Vanya the authors use realism to present a problem and solution to controversial societal issues. While both plays mainly concentrate on the negative aspects of culture, there are positive facets explored by the playwrights. In A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen focuses on the lack of power and authority given to women, but through Nora we also see the strength and willpower masked by her husband Torvald.
Willy's hopes and dreams make him a selfish and dishonest person. Throughout the play the Loman's cannot tell the difference between reality and dreams. Willy is lost in false dreams. He's working but not earning enough money to pay his bills. As he gets older, he has trouble working out the difference between the past and present and is often having flashbacks.
The parenting provided for both Romeo and Juliet is insufficient and leaves them having to make their own decisions. However, their choices are rushed for they do not have the maturity to deal with their dilemma. Sufficient parenting involves care, love and guidance and Romeo and Juliet are lacking tremendously in some of these aspects of upbringing. Lord Capulet is certainly one of the causes of Juliet's poor parenting. Lord Capulet domineers his relationships; his tyrannical behaviour dismisses Juliet when she refuses to marry Paris.
He is very emotional and passionate about his immediate feelings. Many people are concerned about his distressing behaviour at the beginning of the play. His friend Benvolio and his father Montague are worried about his emotional state. "Many a morning hath he there been seen with tears augmenting the fresh morning's dew." At this point in the play Romeo does not prove to be a hero type of character instead weakness shows through his character.
An example of this from the play is when Emma says to roo that his ?dirty lousy rotten pride? is changing the man she used to know. It is the reason for him getting in a tiff with John Dowd. But most of all his pride is the reason he is a broken man. His pride has made him stubborn and ignorant to help from other people.
. “Gatsby’s sole pleasure lies in trying to win back Daisy in order to fulfill his dream of evoking the same deep feelings he had experienced five years earlier.” (“Desire in The Great Gatsby”) When Daisy and Gatsby got together one day, “there must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams- not through her fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion” (Fitzgerald 95). His standards are impossible for Daisy or anyone to reach. He thinks she will be some perfect person and will exceed all his dreams, but that is not possible. She has no idea he has created this image of her, so she can’t even try to live up to his expectation.
She reveals that she hasn't accepted herself as who she is, always wishing to be like someone else, she hasn't learned to respect herself as a growing teenager which makes it hard for her to understand the relationship between her mother and herself. Since she lacks the proper understanding and respect for her mother and herself, the narrator has trouble seeing her mother as an authoritative figure, which makes her less tolerant to the other authoritative figures in her surroundings.
(Fowler, F. G., H. W. Fowler, and R. E. Allen 1984). It has been said to be the sin from which all others arise. In Hamlet, Hamlet's excessive pride leads him to make crucial mistakes that contribute to his downfall. From the beginning of the play, Hamlet believes he is superior to those around him, and that those around him are easily fooled by his words. For example, upon being questioned by his mother about why he still seems bothered by his father’s death, he tells her that he does not simply seem to be grieving, he is, and that his displays of grief cannot “denote [him] truly,” because “they are actions that a man might play,” while his sorrow is real (Shakespeare I.ii.76-86).