• Death Of A Salesman And Rain In The Sun
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    Dreams and Dreaming People use dreams to live through the crass mishaps of life. But, dreams need be attainable within boundaries of ones ego. In the play, Death Of A Salesman, and Raisin In The Sun, characters extend their egos into super egos; therefore, the dream becomes unattainable. People often use dreams as a basis for their lives. Dreams between Willy Loman, of the Salesman, and Walter Lee Younger, of The Raisin are very similar. Their dreams prove to be far from an average person. They...
  • Death Of A Salesman
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    Capitalism in "Death of a Salesman", is undermining to the human spirit and human condition. In "Death of a Salesman", money was the Loman's biggest issue. That's is not to say that if he had money it would not have made things better. Willy left home with financial problems, he came home with financial problems. To Willy it was never enough. He never made enough, he wasn't the man that he portrayed to be to the children. But with Willy it was always his bills, bills, bills. "Willy: What do we ...
  • Death Of A Salesman
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    In "Death of a salesman," Willy Loman's values are very much skewed. He is focused on ideals that are dedicated to success in a world which has no room for non-achievers. Willy's life was built of false dreams and hopes. His main values in life are money and being well liked. These beliefs are expressed throughout the entire story. He says "Be liked and you will never want." Willy also complains that Biff '... has yet to make thirty-five dollars a week!' The importance of being well-liked, phys...
  • Family Willy Life Things
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    Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman American Dream Corrupted In tially into the play, I was captivated by the theme, a man driven to suicide due to work. This occurs almost on a daily basis because our culture is so consumed on being consumed, I cannot understand why. Why would someone commit themselves to such unhealthy lifestyles and for what reason? Did Willy want his family to have everything money could buy, very rich in monetary value, but very poor in family values? I suppose the Loman's ...
  • Dennehy Death Of A Salesman
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    Brian Dennehy in Miller s Death of a Salesman Brian Dennehy is a bear of a man who portrays Willy Loman perfectly in the 1999 production of Arthur Miller s Death of a Salesman. Brian Dennehy was not an actor all of his life. He began his career as a football player for Columbia University, and also served a five-year stint as a marine during the Vietnam War. It was not until 1977 at the age of thirty-nine when he started his career with a small role in Semi Tough. Known to me better as Big Tom i...
  • Death Of Salesman By Loman
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    Is it possible to control your whole life Is there a way to know how your life will turn out before it happens In the play of Death of the Salesman Willy Loman faces these questions. Willy Loman was a simple man who was a salesman. Since Willy thought that his life was so simple he thought that he could control everything to it. Willy Loman thought that he could control the aspect of his job, he thought he could control how successful his kids were going to be in business and most of all the tho...
  • Death Of A Salesman
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    An excellent father will make every effort to constantly do what is best for his family. He will put his needs last, ensuring that his family is well cared for and not lacking for any necessities. And, most significantly, a first-class father will make his family his main concern, coming before his job, his friends, or even himself. In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is a prime example of a horrific father in every way mentioned previously. Not only is Willy Loman not a good fat...
  • Successful Than Us Loman Father Life Dreams
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    My Father's Dream and My Reality Told by Biff Loman The bond between a boy and his father is one that should sustain the test of time. I have looked up to my father for the majority of my life and he's beliefs of life have influenced the way I grew up to be the man I am today. However in the end, a true man will follow his own dreams and make his own future. My dream was working with my hands in the outdoors. It has taken many years but I now knew that was what I wanted to do with my life. My fa...
  • Death Of A Salesman Society's Alienation Of Willy Loman
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    Death of a Salesman: Society's Alienation of Willy Loman By: Joey Powell It is often stated that society is very judgmental. It can be seen in movies, literary works, or just an everyday walk of life. Arthur Miller chooses to portray society's prejudice against the protagonist, Willy Loman, in his play, Death of a Salesman. Society, in this case, rejects Willy Loman because he isn't upper class, and because he is getting up in age. Many society's judging of Willy, including him being fired, the ...
  • Willy Loman Life Salesman Biff
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    Death of A Salesman: Willy Loman - A Man With A Dream A common idea presented in literature is the issue of the freedom of the individual in opposition to the controlling pressures of society. Willy Loman, the main character in Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller, epitomizes this type of person; one who looks to his peers and co-salesman as lesser individuals. Not only was he competitive and overbearing, but Willy Loman sought after an ideal that he could never become: the greatest salesman eve...
  • Willy Loman Tragic Hero
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    Willy Loman Tragic Hero, OR Misguided Fool In The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, it is argued weather that Willy Loman is a tragic hero. There are cases for both classifications of Willy. By definition, a tragic hero is a person born into nobility, is responsible for their own fate, endowed with a tragic flaw, and doomed to make a serious error in judgment. The tragic hero eventually falls from great esteem. They realize they have made an irreversible mistake, faces death with honor, and ...
  • The Collapse Of The American Dream
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    The Collapse of the American Dream Prosperity, job security, hard work and family union are some of the concepts that involves the American Dream, generally speaking. Some people think this dream is something automatically granted; or in contrast, as in the story "Death of a Salesman" written by Arthur Miller, as something that has to be achieved in order to be successful in life. The play takes issues with those in America who place to much stress on material gain, instead of more admirable val...
  • Supportive Wife Willy Loman Linda
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    In The Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller, Linda Loman Is Neither A Supportive Wife Nor Mother There are times in life when a person may prove himself to be supportive by providing assistance and / or encouragement to another individual but still yet other instances when this person provides genuine affections and concerns but fails to express and act upon them. Although one may feel strongly for the other, one abides by acts of non-interference and generally plays the role of a watcher. Thus ...
  • American Dream Death Of A Salesman
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    The American Dream What is the American dream I decided to ask a few people as to what they thought it was. One person told me that the American dream was to be rich. Another person told me it was having a perfect family situation. The last person believed the American dream was to be able to do absolutely nothing. Whether it is a family working together towards one common goal, or a single woman working her way up the ladder, in a sense it is all the same dream. Regardless of the goal one work...
  • Death Of A Salesman Portale Of An American Dream
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    American Dream Throughout time people have been striving for the American dream and financial success. In Arthur Millers, Death of a Salesman, the entire story focuses on the search for success and the American dream. Each character possesses a certain belief about financial success and the American dream. There are many different points of view of each character gives a message to the audience which defines success and the dream. In Arthur Millers, Death of a Salesman, the Loman family with the...
  • Death Of A Salesman
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    DEATH OF A SALESMAN Willy Loman, is a traveling salesman that spends his whole lifetime trying to find success based on looks and popularity. For Willy Loman, to be liked was the definitive criterion of life success. Willy realizes that in fact he has lived his life in vain, never achieving nor succeeding but remaining a shadow of his ambition. It is this sudden insight that urges him into a fantasy, afraid to face the future. It is only through Willy's failure as a salesman that his innate desi...
  • Ben Loman Willy Father Miller
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    Ben Loman may not be the central character in ARthur MIller's Death of a Salesman, but he belongs to the heart of the story. It is tempting to disregard his character as just another creation of Willy's delusional mind because he is encountered only in Willy Loman's hallucinations of the past. However, Ben is much more than that. His character, representative of Willy's unrealistic dreams and the reality of his life appears when Willy is feeling most low and suicidal. Ben is first encountered by...
  • Death Of A Salesman Willy Biff Dream
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    The Attempts Made Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, is a play depicting one man, Willy Loman, in his attempt to achieve the American Dream while living amongst his wife and children. Throughout the play the reader is introduced to many characters, some who are dynamic and some who are static. In any good literal work there is a balance of both of these types of characters, and Death of a Salesman is no exception that Willy Loman, his wife Linda, and their two children, Biff and Happy, creat...
  • American Dream View Loman Fame
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    Show American Dream American Dream Show how Willy Loman's "American Dream' of success can be compared to at least three other works of literature we have read this semester and their main character's interpretation of the "American Dream' of success. Mention specific examples to support your thesis. Nearly every American has a different view of what the "American Dream' really is. To some, it's money, to other's fame, and popularity. To Willy Loman, that American Dream meant raising the ideal Al...
  • American Dream Success Accomplishing
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    Success: Accomplishing Your Dream Completing the "American Dream' is a controversial issue. The American Dream can be defined as having a nice car, maybe two or three of them, having a beautiful, healthy family, making an impact on the world, or even just having extra spending money when the bills are paid. In the play "Death Of A Salesman,' by Arthur Miller, the "American Dream' deals with prosperity, status, and being immortalized. Willy Loman, a hard worker aged to his sixties never accomplis...