It seems that despite all the bad experiences he has while trying to chase his dreams,... ... middle of paper ... ... Even with a tragic ending, the boys learned something. Willy was a good man, but his dreams took him away from himself and his family. But the “American dream” is different for everybody, though Willy only saw one. The boys learned that there is so much more to life than being a salesman, and although their father was wrong to take away their options, he was a good man and he loved his sons very much.
Bravo. Your friend, Rahim”(Hosseini 35). It is obvious that Amir has... ... middle of paper ... ...hat gave amir the confidence he needed to grow up, start his own family and support his family. In conclusion, the people who surround you are the people that influence you either for the better or for the worse. Even though Hassan did not intentionally want to harm amir, hassan always left amir being jealous of him.
He thus reinstates that Willy's dream is realistic and attainable. Biff on the other hand, has a firm grasp on reality, and chooses not to make the same mistakes his father made: "He had the wrong dreams. All, all, wrong. "(p.138).The contrast between Happy and Biff definitely re-emphasises an ongoing gap between reality and illusion throughout the entire play, and brings about a better understanding of the depth of Willy Loman's tragic flaw. Hence, this strive for success as defined by the American dream has only room for a few men.
Willy doesn't believe in hard work and honesty to achieve the highest respect but instead focuses on personal appearance and social judgement. "He worries that people do not like him, admitting that people seem to respect Charlie which talks less, but Linda cheers him up, insisting that he will be fine." (Arthur miller) Willy's view of how to achieve the dream is a flawed one and he doesn't want to admit one bit of it. Willy plays his sons as to be the greatest and the worst failures in life sometimes. "Willy boasts that his sons will achieve more than Bernard becuase they are more attractive and bet... ... middle of paper ... ... in Modern Drama,” where he finds all great drama to be concerned with one big problem: “How may a man make the outside world a home?” What does he need to do, to change himself or in the external world, if he is to find the “the safety, the surroundings of love, the ease of the soul, the sense of identity and honor which, evidently, all men have connected in their memories with the idea of family?” (Jacobson) "Willy’s failure is our failure, for we are also involved in the cult of success, and we, too, measure men by occupational attainment rather than by some sympathetic calculus of the whole human being.
Throughout the play, many events show Willy appreciation to traits such as good looking and popularity. He uses this as a principal to not only live his life but also encourage others to do the same. like his son. He gives a condescending look on people who do not agree or live or the same ideal that he does when he does not think Bernard will be success because he is a nerd that only focus on school work. However, that one thing, hard work is more important to become successful than anything of the superficial perception of look and popularity that Willy has.
Some people believe they can escape their past, but if one does not atone for their sins, the guilt will engulf them and stay with them forever. In The Kite Runner, Amir, the main protagonist, tries to forget about his past and move on. Hassan, his best friend and Amir’s foil, is loyal and brave while Amir is weak and a coward. Amir’s father, Baba, is also an honorable man, however, keeps the secret about Hassan being his son to everyone, including him. Amir betrays Hassan because he believes Hassan is a sacrifice he has to make to win his father’s affection.
In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Biff Loman experiences turmoil within himself, feeling as if he has to fit the mold Willy has set forth and disregard his sentiments about his future. Biff’s tension as he conforms outwardly while questioning within conveys the play’s message: the definition of success is subjective and sometimes, one has to simply go against others’ belief to obtain happiness. As a young boy, Biff grew up with ideas of what success is through Willy’s sayings. Willy does not fail to remind his son of what he considers successful. He perpetuates the idea that popularity and being well-liked will greatly aid Biff in his future career in the business world (21).
Willy believes that personality, not hard work and innovation, is the key to success. In the novel, it clearly demonstrates how Willy is more concerned about if he and his family are well-liked rather than doing what is right. For example, in the novel Biff (his son) states, “I crossed my eyes and talked with a lisp.” And Willy said laughing, “You did? The kids like it?” And Biff replied with, “They nearly died laughing.” (Miller, 118) And that nearly satisfied Willy. Obviously, Willy does not understand what it takes to be a real man, and his clear American Dream is to be wealthy and successful, just like his brother Ben.
Willy tried as hard as he possibly could to provide for them, to support them, to mold them into men; but he failed. Willy's greatest fault, perhaps, was his inability to see his sons for what they really were. Biff and Happy were never destined to be great men, yet Willy always believed in them. Although Willy's hope is touching, it is also foolish. Willy Loman's blind faith in his son Biff's abilities destroyed Biff's sense of moderation and modesty.
This turns sour however, after Biff discovers the father he idolizes was not all he had thought him to be. Afterward, familial dynamics are never the same, as Willy continues to hope that Biff will succeed, ignorant- perhaps purposely so- that his son is failing out of spite, knowing that all his father’s hopes are resting on his shoulders. Willy’s relationships with his two sons are tentative at best, but Happy and Biff are partly to blame for this downhill spiral- as their relationship is just as complex. In the play, “Death of a Salesman,” Willy Loman remembers scenes from years previous, particularly idyllic times when his two sons were still young and full of promise. Willy’s memories focus on Biff: Biff’s chances at success, Biff’s talents, Biff’s popularity.