Examples Of The American Dream In Death Of A Salesman

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“Death of a Salesman” written by Arthur Miller is a short story about two characters, Willy Loman and his son Biff Loman. At the beginning of the story, Willy and Linda, Willy’s wife, talk to each other about Willy finding a job close to his home city, New York, since Linda is worried about Willy’s because he had an accident. Willy feels happy when he imagines about the past the past when his son, Biff, was a quarterback with potential to make it to professional level. Willy and Biff have different personalities, Willy has a mindset of an idealist and Biff has a mindset of a realist.

The pursuit of happiness is the main point of the American dream. Willy does not want to face reality because he creates a fake world that makes him happy. The
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Jacobson American dream is about doing something enjoyable, not having wealth and status without happiness. Arthur miller does not like how Willy Loman has great ideas but doesn’t follow up on his ideas. According to Jacobson, Miller want to figure how a man can live with the things family provide like safety, love and identity without finding it from his family. Respect and gratitude were found out of the business world in Miller’s work. Biff success on Death of a salesman can be related to Miller’s success after his book, All My Sons. Jacobson worries about people surrounding Willy more than his job because happiness should come from within according to Jacobson, not from material things because they do not last forever. Supporting system is important in order to achieve the American dream. Most middle-class in United States lives with their family members or friends that can help them in case they need …show more content…
His family is his first audience and, “he enjoys his family reaction to the play, especially his wife’s reaction” (Miller 2). Miller enjoys writing this play compared to his previous work because he laughs a lot when he writes Death of a Salesman and writing is his dream job so he is living his version of the American dream. He does not see Death of a Salesman like the way his six friends see it and he only saw it as his friends once. When miller watches the actors, he admires how they are laughing at a set for a serious movie. Miller does not believe great tragedies follow orders. According to Miller, the Death of a Salesman is a tragedy of a man who did believe that he did not the requirements for

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