Did Willy’s life benefit the world? No. This is shown in the fact that nearly nobody shows up to Willy’s funeral service. Willy now has nothing to build upon, because he is not living anymore; He cannot rebuild his relationship with family or friends, because he is not living anymore; And because he is not living anymore, he cannot figure out why his life resulted this way. Willy was a hero to himself, and a salesman to the world; yet tragic in
This quote shows how Willy strives his whole life to make a home for his family and by the time he sees the realization of that one dream, his family has drifted apart and he is alone with his haunting thoughts and his ghosts. Willy has such high expectations for himself and his sons, and when they all failed to accomplish their dreams, they were unable to accept each other for what they truly were. Willy raised Biff with the idea that success depends on whether or not a person can sell himself and not how smart a person is. Biff’s tragic flaw is his acceptance of Willy’s values and not creating any of his own. When Biff realizes his father is a fake, he becomes a lost individual and he does not speak to his father for 14 years.
He had convinced himself that his suicide was an act of love for his family but this was another selfish act of cowardice. "His selfishness and lack of moral character was a flaw that he saw in himself and was more than he could bear to live with" ( Internet 3). Therefore, he died a coward by trying to escape the realities and problems in his life. Finally, "Dust returns to dust. Suddenly, there is nothing" (Internet 1).
No one can dull his pain and make him forget about it, he is lonely and is constantly dwelling in his own self-pity. It is like he’s already dead and watching everybody from a distance, and that’s when he realizes no one cares about him. Tolstoy expresses that as a reader you need to look at your own life by "look[ing] it straight in the ey... ... middle of paper ... ... his life and questions ""Maybe [he] did not live as [he] should have?" (91). Ivan is "liv[ing] only in the imaginings of his life" because he wishes he could change the past, but realizes it’s too late (88).
People live in despair and alienation and are hardly aware of their unhappiness. Until, like Harry facing death and Charlie who has lost his wife and daughter, people refuse to see the truth. Travels, money, power, “things” will not make you happy. As Charlie thought, “He would come back someday; they couldn’t make him pay forever. But he wanted his child, and nothing was much good now, beside that fact.
He becomes cynical of his surroundings and lives his life accordingly. His discovery of evil results in his loss of grips with humanity. He comes to believe there is evil in all people and is unable to accept it. He grows old with contempt for his former idols, and never again is he able to conceive of the idea that life is pure, grand, and good. At his funeral, his family has nothing encouraging to put on his grave, and neighbors do not even bother to attend.
Isolation in any sense whether it be physical or mental, is taxing on an individual’s well-being. Prior to the metamorphosis Gregor led a physically isolating life with little time for anything other than superficial relationships. Hinted at the beginning of the piece he longed to break free from his traveling salesman's job and shrug off the financial burden placed on his back. The metamorphosis was equally as mentally imprisoning as to what it was physically. Gregor was unable to express his emotions or even communicate his needs to his family this ultimately led to the family’s gradual shift of resentment towards him solely because they were unable to see how much of their once family member
He was a successful salesman who has got old and unable to travel for his work, and no one at work gives him importance anymore. He is unhappy with his sons Happy and Biff because both of them are not successful in their lives. Moreover, Biff and Happy are also not happy with their father Willy because they don’t want to live a life that Willy wants them to live. The heated discussions of Willy and his older son Biff affect the family and the family starts to fall apart. However, Willy is unable to achieve the American dream and does not want to face the reality that his decisions for himself and his family have lead him to be a failure in the society.
Death allows this but no one will agree to go with Everyman because the journey will end badly. The only one who can accompany him is his friend Good Deeds, but Good Deeds is very weak because Everyman has not loved her enough in his life. When Everyman appears before God he repents of his sins and begs for forgiveness while punishing himself with a scourge. After this he gets absolved of his sins and he can continue on with his journey with Death. When the play ends it shows Everyman climbing into his grave with Good Deeds and the Doctor comes in and explains that in the end of every man's life he will only have the company of his Good Deeds to accompany him on his last
However, this wish is in essence to empower herself. The narrator is already afraid of her husband and is suffering mentally and emotionally. She desperately wishes for an escape “through fantasy, into a symbolic version of her own plight: a version in which she would have a measure of distance and control” (DeLamotte 6). Throughout the text, Gilman reveals to the reader that during the time in which the story was written, men acquired the working role while women were accustomed to working within the boundaries of their “woman sphere”. This gender division meritoriously kept women in a childlike state of obliviousness and prevented them from reaching any scholastic or professional goals.