In both the plays Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller and Incident at Vichy written by Arthur Miller characters were faced with situations where hey could control nothing except the way they handled themselves. In Death of a salesman written by Arthur Miller the Loan family was faced with Willis deteriorating mental state as well as his suicidal tendencies. Mr.. Loan is a great example of this quote because he gets faced with a mental issue where he is losing his mind and can not do anything about it.
Wily comes to terms with being powerless against his mental disabilities and turns to the only he can control his life. He kills himself in order to help his son Biff create a profitable and successful life for myself. This utterly proves the quote to be true because although Wily could do nothing about his mental state or the cards he was dealt in life, he was able to control his actions and how he dealt with this situation and help his son the only way he could in his state of mind. Mrs..
Loan and Happy Loan are also prime examples of the quote due to their reaction to their Husband/Fathers’ illness. Mrs.. Lawman knowing she could do nothing to change her husband’s condition did everything she could to make his life easier and as normal as possible. She also kept the family gather and picked up all of Will’s slack in order to keep her family and herself together. Happy understood that his father was too far gone to be saved but he tried his hardest to preserve his father’s life.
Happy tried to keep his father from killing himself whether it was lying to him to make him happy or taking away his suicidal Instruments. This father shows how man can only control their actions and not there situations. In Incident at Vichy written by Arthur Miller a group of random people were rounded up in Vichy, France and tossed In a cell for an Identity check. Each character ad been put into a situation In which they were powerless but each one used the only thing they could control to seal their fate, their actions.
Marched was a radicals who stayed aggressive towards everyone distance In order to make sure he would not be lumped In the same category as them. Marched stayed quiet and was cooperative In order to get his pass to leave and when he did he left as soon as possible to freedom. Von berg was a nobleman who was being detained due to his accent and he used his charismatic behavior to lighten up the room and get to know everyone and why they were here. He found out the terrible monstrosities that were life but gave Elude a chance to continue to live his.
Elude was a Jewish psychiatrist who looked for good signs to why they were being detained and tried to keep his spirit alive. Elude used the gift of the pass from von berg and tried to escape with it to freedom. These three prove that though man cannot control his situation he can control what his reaction is, which his true power is. In both the plays Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller and Incident at Vichy written by Arthur Miller characters were faced with situations where they could intro nothing except the way they handled themselves.
In Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller the Loan family should how although circumstances are out of a person’s control, that person’s actions are his own. This family shows how man can only control their actions and not there situations. In Incident at Vichy written by Arthur Miller a group of strangers proved that a man can decide his own fate even if he can’t choose the situation. These three prove that though man cannot control his situation he can control what his reaction is, which his true power is.