Death Of A Salesman Essay

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Death of a Salesman Essay William Faulkner’s Nobel Peace Prize speech has long been considered one of the greatest. Faulkner’s speech discusses the best aspects of life that many writers skip out on. These aspects can be found within Arthur Millers’ work Death of a Salesman. The novel surrounds an unsuccessful senile salesman and his interactions and relationships between his two sons and his wife. Falkner believed that the average life of a human was surrounded with tragedy, decisions, and contradictions. You can find the evidence in Death of a Salesman about the American Dream and wealth in correlation to Faulkner’s speech. Death of a Salesman displays the ultimate failure of the American Dream, Willy, a mentally ailing salesmen finds himself unhappy with himself and his son’s careers. He constantly pushes his sons to pursue business but is unhappy with his nonexistent success. However, due to his pride, he refuses to fully admit that he isn’t good at his job. This is evident on page 24, “I’m fat. I’m very — foolish to look at, Linda. I didn’t tell you, but Christmas time I happened to be calling on F. H. Stewarts, and a salesman I know, as I was going in to see the buyer I heard him say something about — walrus. And I — I cracked him right across the face. I won’t take that. I simply will not take that. But they do laugh at me. I know that (Miller, 24).” Despite him admitting this to Linda, before this discussion he boasted to his sons about how he “was loved in…

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