Seeking the American Dream of Success
Arthur Miller’s “ Death of A Salesman” could be described as a study in the American Dream ideology, a system that at times is indescribably brutal and at other times compassionates. Author Miller's plays are usually associated with real life issues filled with failure and disappointment. The author's main character, Willy Loman, is a traveling salesman that spends his whole lifetime trying to find success based on looks and
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sons. Life was good at that time. But by the end, Willy dies without a job. Modern buildings have surrounded the neighborhood that was so nice when he first moved there. The sight of his house between all those newer and better houses shows how much Willy stayed dwelled in the past. Throughout the whole play Willy's dialogue is usually about what used to be, never reaching the American Dream, never making it a reality.