In the play “Seize the Day” Tommy who is financially unstable also pursues the idea of getting to the “American Dream” and becoming wealthy. He foolishly invests his last seven hundred dollars and eventually loses it leaving him broke and out of work. In both plays following the American Dream is followed in different characters and in both the characters are far away from it leaving them broke and forgotten by almost everyone. In the play “Death of a Salesman” the “American Dream” can be seen in almost all of the male characters. The protagonist Willy works his whole life trying to be a salesman although he is good with his hands.
His wife cannot handle the constant strain of financial pressure and decides to abandon him and their five year old son. He and his son are evicted from their home. They forced to join with other homeless people who find food and lodging if they are lucky to get in line early. He spends six months as an unpaid intern in a stock brokerage firm. After his insurmountable battle, he is able to get full time position out of twenty interns.
They were, popular, good at sports, and intelligent. When in reality Biff and Happy were rapidly declining. Charley would try to tell Willy about his kids. Willy never listened because it pained him to see Bernard more successful then Biff and Happy. Charley was content with his life.
Willy’s death was ironic due to all the of consequences that he faced each point of his life; however, he wanted to leave money behind by his $20,000 insurance policy for his family to prove he finally made success in life. After Willy death, Biff realized his true beliefs and changes his life’s path to the right direction. Happy on other hand, followed his father’s footsteps and aimed to become successful as a businessman. I believed that Willy’s character lead himself to his failures and miseries with his wife, his two sons, and his career. What Willy pictured in his mind of himself was not completed by his wrong ambition of being successful.
He is working as a chauffeur for a rich white man and he has no room for advancement in his current career. Walter represents the typical man who wants to provide for his family, but he spends his days sucking up to his boss and not able to provide for his family. Mama Younger will receive 10,000 from her husband’s passing and the entire family has their dreams set upon what to do with it. Walter plans to use the money to invest in a liquor store with his buddy, Willy Harris. Walter’s entire family is against him opening up a liquor store and Mama Younger takes a down-payment on a house in a white neighborhood.
The audience first witnesses this as he speaks with Biff and Happy about their friend Bernard: Bernard can get the best marks in school...but you are going to be five times ahead of him...Because the man who makes an appearance in the business w... ... middle of paper ... ...h he stays in town. Until the play's final chapter Willy remains corrupted by his own thoughts, still believing in the same definition of success for his son: "Can you imagine that magnificence with twenty thousand dollars in his pocket?" (1314) Willy believes, even after his death, that his son will still be successful through inheritance money and material desires. In short, Willy Loman's unrealistic dreams caused his downfall. By trying to be successful with material desires and being "well-liked" he failed.
Clay is a poor, innocent boy. He wants money to put in an ad for his disappeared father. His father had left home a month ago. Clay knew that the basic reason for his leaving home was money which was a constant cause of dispute between his mother and father. Harry's effort to give the boy a hope of a pearl in the oyster is the virtuous act of human side of him.
The Death of a Salesman tells a story of a distressed father, named Willy who struggles with his tenous relationship with his son, Biff. Willy's personal failures have led him to try an live vicariously through his son Biff. Willy Loman is an elderly salesmen lost in false hopes and illusions. The sales firm that he worked for no longer paid him salary. Working on straight commission, Willy could not bring home enough money to pay his bills.
I'm a-gonna go an' take twenty cents. I got to' (374). It frustrates Pa that he is helpless when it comes to work. Although he is more than willing to work hard for money, Pa is unable to find a job to feed his family. Ma takes on two roles in the course of the book.
Biff asks his mother, “Why does dad mock me all the time?” because his father wants to be proud of him but isn’t proud of what he is doing( ). A Good Man is Hard to Find showed the entire family being killed in the end. Each of these stories sow the family losing something as a family and dealing with it together. It is this idea that is able to bring together each of the families in their own way, seeing as the Youngers will have to work together to afford their house, the Loman’s will have to deal with WIlly’s death, and the last family will be together in the afterlife. It is this idea that brings the three stories together and shows how the function as a