Self-Esteem and Grading Essay

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Death of a Salesman, and research performed by the American Psychological Society (subsequently renamed the Association for Psychological Science) show how grades and self-esteem share a direct correlation. In Death of a Salesman Biff and Bernard both demonstrate how grades and self-esteem correlate. In Death of a Salesman, Willie Lowman’s son Biff fails math in high school, because of this failure. Biff loses his self-esteem and therefore is unsuccessful. However, in contrast, Bernard passes all of his classes and is successful. Research performed by the American Psychological Society also supports the theory that grades affect self-esteem. The counter arguments will also be discussed to provide a complete synopsis. The first point …show more content…
Death of a Salesman, and research performed by the American Psychological Society (subsequently renamed the Association for Psychological Science) show how grades and self-esteem share a direct correlation. In Death of a Salesman Biff and Bernard both demonstrate how grades and self-esteem correlate. In Death of a Salesman, Willie Lowman’s son Biff fails math in high school, because of this failure. Biff loses his self-esteem and therefore is unsuccessful. However, in contrast, Bernard passes all of his classes and is successful. Research performed by the American Psychological Society also supports the theory that grades affect self-esteem. The counter arguments will also be discussed to provide a complete synopsis. The first point discussed will be from Death of a Salesman through the characters of Biff.
In Death of a Salesman, a play written by Arthur Miller, the main character Willie Lowman two sons one whose name is Biff. During High school Biff is a star football and at the top of his game. Biff has the self-esteem to be successful as well as the motivation. However, Biff bailed on summer school and the math credit. From here, he spiraled downward. Biff lost his self-esteem when he realized his failure. Upon his failure Biff went in search of his father for reassurance. The reassurance that everything would be alright, and that he wasn’t as he believed himself to be, a failure. Biff shows a correlation between grades and self-esteem. Biff failed math, therefore he

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