Death of A Salesman
“ The American Dream created the Loman family nightmare.” Discuss.
“ The American dream has been a dream of being able to grow to fullest development. …Epitomizing the democratic ideals and aspirations on which America had been founded, the American way of life …developed for the benefit of the simple human being of any and every class.” J.T. ADAMS - The epic of America (1938)
Playwright Arthur Miller’s “ Death of
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the “little man” struggling to achieve the perfection that is the American dream. It is not an attack upon the American system but an evidence of the systems possible effectiveness. A bitter reminder of what could have been, showing that upon steady utilization of one’s ability ,the “American Dream” can be obtained.
The American dream was not the Loman nightmare. Willy’s dream was. In the end, the decision is up to the individual.