Friday, March 22, 2019

Essay on Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman and Amanda in Glass Menage

The Characters of Willy in Death of a Sales reality and Amanda in tripe Menagerie In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman believes the ticket to success is likeability. He tells his sons, The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead. In The Glass Menagerie, Amanda Wingfield has the equal belief. Girls are meant to be gentle and they are meant to be attractive in order to entertain gentle custody callers. As she tells Laura, All pretty girls are a trap, a pretty trap, and men expect them to be (1048). It is this very belief that some(prenominal) Amanda and Willy try to transfuse in their children and it is this emphasis on likeability that makes the characters of Amanda Wingfield and Willy Loman so unlikable. A major parcel of the readers animosity towards Willy stems from his responsibility for the ruin of his sons. Willys affair ends up being the apprehension that Biff ends up a high- check failure and a football has-been. This fuck up both disheartens and destroys his eldest son. It becomes the reason Biff refuses to go to summer school it becomes the reason that Biff leaves home. Yet, this is all a result of Willys need to be likeable. He cheats on his doting wife simply because it makes him feel special, because it gives him make that women other that Linda are interested in him, because it makes him feel well liked. A woman picked him a woman laughs when he makes jokes about keeping pores unfastened a woman pays him some attention (38). In fact, it is Willys emphasis on likeability that leads Biff to brush aside his education in the first place. Bernard, the ally next-door who begs Biff to study for the Reagents, is described by Willy as a... ...something she discovered was useless. They both put emphasis on something that had brought them nothing but pain and trauma and it is this entrapment that makes Amanda and Willy most unlikable. Rather than learning from their mis takes and teaching their children to avoid making the same ones, Amanda and Willy lead their children down the same path to failure, a path that Amanda embed to have a dead end, a path to which Willy found no end at all. Works CitedMiller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. Literature An penetration to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Seventh Edition. X.J. Kennedy, and Dana Gioia. New York Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 1999. 1636-1707. Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie. In Literature An Introduction to construe and Writing, 4th ed. Ed. Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs. Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall, 1995. 1519-1568.

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