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  • Their Dreams And Egos Turn Into Greed
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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 ...
  • Willy's Sons
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    Bill Cosby once said, "I don't know what the key to success is, but I know that the key to failure is trying to please everyone". Arthur Miller created a character who in many ways was directly related to the statement of that exact quote. Willy Loman was his name, selling was his game. All his life, Willy tried to achieve the "American Dream". Therefore, Willy had to do things in an American way and think like a capitalist. Willy was a hard worker, yet it seemed as though nothing ever went righ...
  • Willy's Failure And Lack Of Reality
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    In Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, Willy Loman's life seems to be slowly deteriorating. It is clear that Willy's predicament is of his own doing, and that his own foolish pride and ignorance lead to his downfall. Willy's self-destruction involved the uniting of several aspects of his life and his lack of grasping reality in each, consisting of, his relationship with his wife, his relationship and manner in which he brought up his children, Biff and Happy, and lastly his inability to produ...
  • Willy's Dream For Biff
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    Death of a Salesman "The American dream is, in part, responsible for a great deal of crime and violence because people feel that the country owes them not only a living but a good living". Said David Abra hansen. This is true and appropriate in the case of Willy Loman, and his son Biff Loman. Both are eager to obtain their American dream, even though both have completely different views of what that dream should be. The play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller shows the typical lives of typical...
  • Jay's And Willy's American Dreams
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    Question: To fully understand a text it is important to study it alongside another. Discuss Both texts The Great Gatsby by F.S. Fitzgerald and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman explore and conjure up the ideals of the American Dream. Through this process, both authors reveal themes such as love and corruption. Understanding F.S. Fitzgerald's depictions was made clearer after studying and comprehending Arthur Miller's views on the American Dream. The theme of love is strongly portrayed in both ...
  • Gatsby's Foolish Quest Of The American Dream
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    By: Mickey Mantle Willy Loman - Jay Gatsby: The Pursuit of the American Dream Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, and Arthur Miller, author of Death of a Salesman, both tell the stories of men in the costly pursuit of the American dream. As a result of several conflicts, both external and internal, both characters experience an extinction of the one thing that they have set their sights on... The American Dream. Jay Gatsby, a mysterious, young and very wealthy man, fatally chases an im...
  • One Good Trait Of Willy Loman
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    The Fall of Willy Loman Willy Loman was a man who gradually destroyed himself with false hopes and beliefs. Throughout his entire life Willy believed that he would die a rich and successful man. It was inevitable for him to come crumbling down after years of disillusions. We can look at Willy's life by examining some of his character traits that brought him down. Charley once said to Willy, "When the hell are you going to grow up?" Willy spent his entire life will this false illusions and concep...
  • Willy's Quest For The American Dream
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    'Death of A Salesman,' by Arthur Miller, is a play that tells the story of a traveling salesman, Willy Loman, who encounters frustration and failure as he reflects on and experiences his own life. Willy's quest for the American Dream leads to his failure because throughout his life, he pursues the illusion of the American Dream and not the reality of it. His mindset on perfection, his obsession with success, and his constant reminiscence of the past and foretelling of the future, all contribute ...
  • Willy's Lack Of Success
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    Darren Ben-Ari Mrs. Rowe English March 24, 1998 Death of a salesman Death of a salesman The Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller is a controversial play of a typical American family and their desire to live the American dream "Rather than a tragedy or failure as the play is often described. Death of a Salesman dramatizes a failure of [that] dream" (Cohn 51). The story is told through the delusional eyes and mind of Willy Loman, a traveling salesman of 34 years, whose fantasy world of lies event...
  • Willy Distorts Reality
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    Willy distorts reality by exaggerating the past in order to satisfy his unmet hopes of the present. It is weird how different events of the past can change so rapidly when they travel from one person to another. Every time the story or event increases in excitement and drama. No one wants to tell a boring story so they add something to it. Soon enough you have a completely different story. It is in this concept that one realizes Willy's twisted images of the past. Willy had so many hopes and dre...
  • Willie Loman In Death Of A Salesman
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    An Analysis of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman When people accept an ideal to live by it can be a glorious and noble thing unless they become so obsessed with the ideal that it becomes a yolk and they are unable to realize their dream. This is especially true for Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman. In this play Miller portrays a lower-middle class man, Willie Loman, respectively, who lives by an ideal that ultimately is self-defeating. Willie lived to pursue the American dream rather t...
  • Willy's American Dream
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    The American Dream Concept In The Death Of A Salesman Compared To The Great Gatsby The American Dream is a theme that many books attempt to touch on, yet few are truly able to examine or explain it. Both Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman and F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby are prime examples of these types of talented stories. The American Dream is unique for everyone, but the main concept of it includes a successful job, lots of money and many friends. The main character of...
  • Biff His Dream
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    Death of a Salesman Some nights you see a star in the sky or just have that feeling that what you wish will come true and all your wildest dreams will become reality. For Willy Loman that was everyday. He would always make his dreams seem like reality and thought that what he was saying was right and everybody around him was wrong. Since his dreams never came true he always tried to pressure other people into becoming what he wanted even if it made them sad and him happy. One instance where Will...
  • Willie's Dream
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    "Dreams are the touchstones of our characters". This quote from Thoreau basically states that the dreams of a character define his or her life, whether it be their characteristics or their lifestyle. This statement is prevalent in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman as well as F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. This inspiring novel and play express this lens through the literary elements of theme and characterization. While each member of the Loman family is living in denial in one way or a...
  • Willie's Dream For Biff
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    In the "The Death of a Salesman", the main character Willie is a very troubled man. He talks to himself and is depressed. He wants his son Biff to be a great salesman, but that's Willie's dream for Biff. This interferes with Biffs' life and he is not able to live and fulfill his dreams. Willie reminds me of my father is some ways, but is a complete opposite in other aspects. In similarity to my father, Willie talks to himself. I will often come into a room of my house and hear my father talking ...
  • Willy's False Dreams
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    The desire to excel over anonymity and win over being a meaningless individual in the world exists in everyone, to some extent. All people want to be remembered in some way, impact the world, or be more than just another face in the crowd. Everyone longs to be someone of importance and well liked by others. Individuals use a motivating force or desire that comes from deep within the soul and influences the decisions he or she makes in their lives. Willy and Bernard are two characters that exempl...
  • American Dream And The Way
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    The American Dream, a dream for many, it is the unlocked door that may leads to happiness. It is the hope for a future filled with success and fortune. Although most people have a similar idea of what the American Dream is, they may have different ideas on how to achieve it. Arthur Miller, in the play, "Death of a Salesman" reflects on how one man's struggle in a pursuit of the "American Dream". The protagonist, Willy Loman, a struggling salesman, whose pursuit after the "American Dream" ends in...
  • American Dream And Financial Success
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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...
  • American Dream Willy Loman
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    Willy American Dream American Dream Willy Loman is a man on a mission. His purpose in life is to achieve a false sense of the? American Dream, ? but is this what Willy Loman really wants? In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller analyzes the American Dream by portraying to us a few days in the life of a washed up salesman named Willy Loman. The American Dream is a definite goal of many people, meaning something different to everyone. Willy's version is different from most people though; his is base...
  • Willy's Dream
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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...

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