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An examination of the clashing of american dreams against reality in the book death of a salesman by

Transcription 1 Death of a Salesman: American Dream vs American Reality Over the years, people have flocked from foreign nations to rejoice in the diversity of America.

They come with the hopes and dreams of money and the silver screens. However, many are faced with the brutal reality of hardship, rather than the fairytale ending of a famous millionaire.


Happy loses himself to the unattainable American Dream and therefore forebodes his own failure through his delusions. Happy, always living in the shadow of his brother, grows up to assume the role of his father.

His warped concept of success is formulated by Willy s advice. Death of a Salesman When people accept an ideal to live by it can be a glorious and noble thing unless they become so obsessed with the ideal that it becomes a yolk and they are unable to realize their dream.

In these two plays Miller portays Willie Loman as a lower-middle class man who lives by an ideal that ultimately is self-defeating. Willie lived to pursue the American dream rather than living the American. He pursed his ideal rather than living it and thus he is unable to succeed.

Willie Loman, in Death of a Salesman, has lived his life in pursuit of the American dream. Traditionally the American dream meant opportunity and freedom for all, and Willie believed that. However, hard work could not earn him everything that he wanted or thought he deserved.

Willy judged himself and those around him by their material accumulation, as is demanded by capitalism and the protestant work ethic.

The ethic demands accumulation and work as signs of favour in the eyes of God. Thus in order to please God and himself he had to accumulate wealth and objects. The consumer oriented society in which Willy lives will not allow him to live the American Dream. Willy is fascinated by accumulating things.

His desire for goods makes him want objects that he neither needed nor could afford. Willy thinks that he needs to buy his wife a new refrigerator and new stockings even though she is content with what they have. As he tries to live the American dream he venerates those who have been successful at doing so, like Thomas Edison, B.

Goodrich, and Ben, his successful brother. Furthermore he punished those who did not work towards that ideal or accomplish it, such as Biff, his son, and most importantly himself. The extreme to which he followed the dream brought him to disillusionment and a loss of a sense of reality.

Read both extracts above and answer the following questions in detail How can the American Dream be described as a mirage? What effect does chasing the Dream have on Willy and his family?The American Dream is dead.

An examination of the clashing of american dreams against reality in the book death of a salesman by

This is the main theme in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. In the novel Fitzgerald gives us a glimpse into the life of the high class during the roaring twenties through the eyes of a moralistic young man named Nick Carraway.

In Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller portrays the American Dream through symbols and the characters Willy and Biff Loman. By using the different symbols seeds, diamonds, and the Loman house Miller presents the theme of the American Dream. is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.

As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo.

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