A Raisin In The Sun And Willy Loman Analysis

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Compare and contrast the ways in which the American Dream is presented through Walter Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘ A Raisin in the Sun’ and Willy Lehman in Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of the Salesman’ …show more content…
It is not something that happens overnight, it is achieved through hard work and dedication. Walter Younger and Willy Loman both hope for economic success. Economic success is a part of the American Dream that is common in both characters. It is obvious that they have different views on how they can reach their goal. Walter believes that the way to proceed is by opening a liquor store that will help him generate enough money to propel him to economic success. Alter is eager to sue the insurance that his father left him and use it to venture in his business plan. Walter is blinded by his plan, and as a result of this his fails to recognise the flaws in his plan. He is driven by emotion. He is the sole provider for his family and wants to give them a better life, yet his family doubt him for wanting to make a change to their lives, however Walter’s ego gets in his way as he fails to understand the flaws in his business plan. The American Dream is present through Walter’s ides of becoming successful, how he can open a business and make enough money for him and his family to move out of Chicago. Willy Loman’s version of the American Dream is one in which popularity, financial success and being well-known and respected in a community. Willy is a hard working business man who is always meeting with new people; it’s part of his job. Willy must have an enthusiastic persona about him to help him in the world of sales. His personality strongly influenced his idea of the American Dream; he believes that popularity is the key to economic success. Willy’s plan is to become well of and for his sons to be top sales representatives in the US. He hopes to leave his legacy in the hands of his two sons Biff and Happy. He hopes that one day they will both come to realisation quit their jobs in manual labour and venture in the world of sales. The American Dream can be

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