Comparison Of The American Dream In A Raisin In The Sun And Death Of A Salesman

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Zakariae Mziaou.


Although many changes happened in the American society, the American dream is still as important as ever. It is the pillar that society was built around. Thus, learning about the origin of the topic will help enrich our understanding, and enlarge our perspective of the American culture.
-The topic will study the American Dream which is an idea that conquered all American mind in the period after the end of the Second World War 1945. Both plays A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller discuss the subject of the American dream with characters who were hypnotized by the idea of success. Both plays give different perspectives, one from an African American family and the other from a white family, it also shows how the American dream can affect a person’s mind and its impact on a family, which will prove helpful in the following comparative analysis of the topic.
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The American dream is a topic spoken around the world and every person has an idea about it. Thus, at first contact with the theme, I thought of success, as anyone will do, plus a good ending for the plays. However, through reading, I discover how bad it feels to be a victim of the ideology of success when you witness a person dream crumble and that made me feel pity for the characters. At that moment, I decided that my research paper will be about the American

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