In order to accomplish this, two completely different characters as character foils; Bazarov and Arkady serve to show their lives being reflective of their fate. Although each male has distinct positive traits, only Bazarov has the hunger to become powerful in society. Arkady, however, prefers to listen in and evaluate situations and change himself for the better rather than changing his fame in society. Through the desire to achieve status, Bazarov loses true insight on what he truly values in life, which symbolically lead him to a devastating fate of loneliness and regret. Arkady endures life without power, leading him to a more noble reputation and a lasting companionship.
There are many obstacles people have to overcome, and sometimes happiness is not enough for some people. It is why I believe more people should enjoy life and live it to the fullest extent as possible. Happiness allows people to live their lives and look at the good despite all their flaws and as they are happy they look back at what it took for them to achieve happiness. In “Death of a Salesman”, Willy Loman the protagonist is attempting to find out what it takes to be happy. Willy wants to become a great man in life and fails on numerous occasions.
Biff and Happy share their father's tendency to concoct grand schemes for themselves and think of themselves as superior to others without any real evidence that the schemes will work or that they are, indeed superior. Happy, who has previously appeared of being more well-grounded in reality but still hoping for something better. Happy pledges to achieve the dream his father has failed to do so. In fact, Happy falls into his fathers thought pattern (Spampinato 68). "Including marti... ... middle of paper ... ...critique of American capitalist society or at least it’s moral and social standards” (Walsh).
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.
True Happiness in The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut and Hans Weingartner's The Eduakators A large parcel of the population has as their ultimate goal in life achieving well-being. Unfortunately many try to achieve it through the wrong means. For instance, in The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut, Malachi Constant thinks he is truly happy, but what he really does is fulfill his hedonism, satisfy his shallow needs, without truly searching for a higher form of well-being. Not only does a life focused on hedonic satisfaction not achieve true happiness, it also leads, along with the urge to accumulate, egocentrism, and greed, to an unethical life. The Sirens of Titans depicts this kind of life, which is also represented throughout The Edukators, directed by Hans Weingartner.
He thinks the goal of life is to be well liked and gain material success. Over and over again he tells his self and his sons that being “well-liked” is the way to be successful. Many people claim that Willy Loman was corrupted by the “American Dream”. They say that Willy went crazy trying to prove that he could be successful. Juan Zhao, a literary critic, went as far as saying that Death of a Salesman is a “moving destruction of the whole myth” that the American Dream does or ever did work.
Many man have the desire to achieve personal success in the things they desire to do. As this is the case, many of them deem to obtain failure instead of success. Therefore there is something more than just desire that makes a man successful in his personal journey, which is the capability to belief in himself to succeed in the things that he desires to do with his life. Man throughout history have seen this quality as a quality of importance and tho is shows literature. Homer story about “ The Odyssey” is a prime example as how mans self belief can even be more powerful than the curse of a God.
Some may be considered wiser than others, but does that make their life worth more? Lives can not be compared to one another, no matter how similar. One person may be completely content with their life and you with yours, but switch places and you may find their life unsatisfactory. The answer to this is simple; everyone places different values upon the various aspects of life. Rodger Ebert, an exalted film critic, lost his ability to eat and speak as a result of various surgeries, but even with his misfortunes still enjoyed life.
I just realized lately.” This conveys Biffs attitudes of how successful he thinks he is, and how the past affects his thoughts towards it. It also makes the audience aware of Biff’s past. It seems as though Biffs’ past deeply affects him now and he seems as if he is not getting anywhere in life. “..it always turns out the same.” It also shows that he unable to see the direction in which he wants to go to, and refuses to live a lie and in dreams. Millers use of structure shows the attitudes of success held, especially through Willy and Biff, and is conveyed through the idea of past and present.
Yet, his strive for success is what leads him to put a gap between him and his family. “Because he is focused on financial success, he often ignores the more important things in life. It is clear that Willy truly loves his family, although he is very misguided.” (Schultz). It can be seen that Willy loves his family, but the constant love for money overshadows his thoughts which leads him into a bad relationship with his family. This love for money is also what leads him to his death as Angela Schultz points out.