Death Of A Salesman By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

2319 Words Dec 16th, 2014 10 Pages
Nick Carraway as he appears in The Great Gatsby, dreams of a change that would erase his present social status and allowed him a fresh start in life. Throughout his development, the neutral character comes face to face with the experience of what society expects every man to do in order to be well accepted and the aftermath that follows. While Willy Loman in The Death of a Salesman tries to prevent the existence of death and begins to move towards his nightmare. Dreams come in every shape and form, they can last moments or a lifetime. Some even become reality and a definitive detail in that persons’ life. In the search for their true nature many things can be lost; this is reflected in the novel The Great Gatsby, the play Death of a Salesman and The Catcher in the Rye; all of these works demonstrate the lengths some people are willing to go through to achieve the life of an oriented, successful and confused citizen of life. One can argue that the billboard may represent God staring down upon and judging American society as a moral wasteland or Nick, who is neither willing to be part of his social stand neither is not a member of the upper class, but is willing to do so. His neutrality throughout the story and his perspective the book is being told from creates the sense where Nick is living through the effort needed to change the life of the common man. The poor, the ugly, the rejected bound with no social standing are cursed to remain where they were born. It…

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