Glengarry Glen Ross Postmoderm Analysis

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Glengarry Glen Ross Post-Modernism
A post-modern drama written by Marmet, Glengarry Glen Ross, suggests the disparaging factor of “late capitalism” in the realm of globalism and mass consumerism. Much like Death of a Salesman, both Miller’s and Marmet’s dramas center on the destructive notion of the American Dream. Through the fragmentation of capitalism, the irony of Marmet’s world of men, and the questioning of the laws, this drama over competitive sales and unethicality depicts the truth about the terrors of a post-modern world.
Late capitalism is ventured to be the cause and element of post-modernism. The interchangeable term, “late capitalism,” is perhaps synonymous for the world of mass media and large corporations of the post-modern society. With ruthless competitors in a shaky real-estate business, a corrupt mind becomes a symptom for unjust actions and a fragmented world. Levene, a desperate salesman, faces enormous risks if he fails to make the top sales in the company. His disparity pushed him to beg, threaten, and bribe Williamson in order for him to keep his American Dream. According to Purdue’s “Introduction to Postmodernism”, Levene’s action has been motivated “by the values of capitalist acquisition [to the point] that alternatives no longer exist” (Felluga 1). Fear, too, is
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Laws are broken as Moss threatens Aaronow to break-in and rob the office. Aaronow understands that it is a crime to commit the break-in, however Moss insists, “[although] it is a crime. It’s also very safe” (Marmet 3051). In Act I, scene II, the clear dialogue between Moss and Aaronow implies a salesman’s ability to manipulate and threaten. One of the elements of the post-modern world is the questioning of traditional values including laws: post-modern characters have deconstructed a universal concept such as morality in the most artful and deceitful

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