Timshel         On the concept of timshel, Would Miller and Kesey agree? That is the question. *The answer?* or so unquestionably non. The concept of timshel, the idea of choices in life which literally translates to thou mayest, introduced by means of Steinbecks East of Eden, can be interpret in two very different ways through Millers Death of a Salesman and Keseys ane Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Through their individual protagonists, Miller and Kesey show their own contrasting opinions of the idea of timshel. In Death of a Salesman, Willie Loman is shown to be a man with a couple of(prenominal) choices in life, yet still with choices. On the other hand, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nests McMurphy is portrayed as having no choices and simply doing what he has to do. The novels convey that Miller strongly agrees with thou mayest and Kesey strongly disagrees.

        Millers protagonist, Willie Loman, chooses the more tragic of his options by unnecessarily committing suicide. Though he kills himself, Willie definitely has other options to get himself out of his predicament. He is dejected and has wooly all of his pride in trying, un luckyly, to provide for his family. This, combined with the self-evident failures of his favorite son, Biff, leads to his downfall. The American dream of raising a successful business and family fails for Willie.

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Wanting to give money to his family, but not being able to work for it, Willie turns to suicide, thinking that with insurance money, he has end[ed] up worth more dead than alive. (Miller 76) His state of psyche is unsteady, and thus his perception is also clouded. He does not fully see his other options. Hypothetically, he could have done many an(prenominal) other things without the utterly drastic measure that he takes. condescension the fact that Willy has nearly gone insane,

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