Essay on The Great Gatsby And The Death Of A Salesman

1060 Words Jun 9th, 2015 5 Pages
American Dream

The American dream is the idea of freedom, equality and that there is a opportunity available for each American. The American dream has been seen differently through each set of eyes. As we start out our Junior year all we have ever studied was the American dream and what it actually is or what many authors have ever perceived it to be. There has been two major books that have intently focused on the American dream. The Great Gatsby and the Death of a salesman.

The death of a salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. The Death of a salesman shows there is a chance for anyone to do anything that they want but you need to put your mind to it. Willy is a traveling salesman who doesn 't make much money but is willing to go above and beyond to die knowing he has accomplished the American dream. He wants to be known and liked. He wants to die knowing that the entire town will be at his funeral. Willy and his wife linda have two sons together Biff and Happy.

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald is all about a young man who is in love and looking for happiness.. He has always been fascinated with the idea of love. He would have woman after woman and he just couldn 't find that one thing he has been looking for his entire life. Gatsby who is known to be a wild child who throws extravagant parties every Saturday night. Little do people know he only does it for one reason. Gatsby has everything…

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