Failure Of The American Dream In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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The main focus in this story is on a poor American family, the Lomans. Willy Loman, a salesman, old, no longer able to perform hard work. Also, Willy cannot depart from his flashbacks of his lifetime wrong. His true support is his wife Linda, an American housewife. Their two sons, Happy and Biff, are two useless fools. They didn’t work, therefore making themselves suffer and their parents. The author briefly describes Biff but it is clear that he is very muscular. On the other hand, Happy is lazy and his name can be seen as a mockery to his family. If there is ever happiness in the family, they are only moments of relief, a tail of luck or just self-deception.

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There is no hesitation that the failure of the American Dream is a large part of the conflict in the play, but there is another conflict that I think is important: the conflict between our dreams and the reality. Willy believes that being "well liked" is the way to be successful as a salesman. It 's difficult to know if Willie was ever a good salesman. We know that he was doing something that he wasn 't good at, placing all his faith in something magical could happen.
He did the same thing with Biff, filling him with the nonsense that anything could happen because he was "well-liked." He didn 't have to learn Algebra, he would succeed because
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It was a story about painful conflicts between a family. The story charges America with selling false lies built around materialism. The story behind Death of a Salesman was Miller’s conflict with his uncle, Manny Newman, who was also a salesman. He refused to accept failure in his life. When Miller was young, he had written a short story about an unsuccessful salesman. After his terrible relationship with his uncle, he decided to revive the forgotten story. He transformed it into one of the most successful dramas in the world. Miller expressed the emotions of Willy Loman from his uncle 's

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