American Dream Setting Analysis

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This story takes place in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Boston, and Willy’s head around the 1940’s. The setting around them once use to be colorful natural beauty that covering the home of the Loman’s. Things have now changed and it is dark and gloomy. Where there was once sunlight, wonderful trees, and happiness is now filled with desire to escape this loom setting. Most of the events happen in the home of the Loman’s and the other scenes happen in the office and restaurant in Manhattan, and a hotel room in Boston. Another setting that is important to the play is the viewpoint of Willy’s mind. A good portion of the play is through the eyes of Willy’s. Seeing his perspective points out how he wrong he sees the world and how much he blurred evens of…show more content…
When the attack on Pearl Harbor happened it sent the country into a war making life in America different. The Great Depression was finally starting to ease. Therefore American were starting to earn more money. Earning more money gave them the ability to spend it on goods in return boosting the economy. Franklin Roosevelt was president at the time give the country hope and great leadership. Roosevelt gave Americans a change in the future and hope of prosperity. The country is ready and excited to rebuilding America and the American dream. The American dream has an effect on the characters especially Willy. The American Dream is an idea that Americans should have an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams of success and prosperity of their wildest dreams. This is accomplished through hard work, determination, and dedication. This effects the characters in Death of a Salesman especially Willy. This small event that happens in the 1900’s is an element that really effects the characters. Through the whole play this is one of the main themes and creates a meaning by the end of the…show more content…
Willy cold heartedly believes in the American Dream which really messes with his life. The psychological of this vision for Willy blinded him is so many ways. This was hurrying his way of life as well as the people around him. Once Willy finally accepted the difference between the American Dream and his own life it becomes a little late. Willy directly connected his self-worth to the American Dream. The association is negative for Willy and really effects other characters like Linda, Biff, and Charley. The intention of the play is to show that people take things and let it consume them completely. This idea is meant to inspire others by taking ideas and dreams and using it to help aid in your journey to success. Charley and his son Bernard is a great example of
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