Atlantic City American Dream Analysis

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A strong link can be made between the song “Atlantic City” that has words that reflect on the story Death of a salesman. The overall theme of this photo essay connects to the American dream and how it was only a dream for Willy Loman. This connection is evident throughout the photos through the album as well as quotations from the song that relate to the story Death of a salesman.

In the song “Atlantic City”, it talks about a man who has lot debts and life problems, which relate to Willy Loman. Willy is a man who has worked his whole life as a salesman travelling from city to city hoping to accomplish the American dream one day like his brother Ben. Willy ends up coming home from a sales trip to find out he has bills to pay. In fact he has more bills to pay then money he has therefor you could consider it as the, “ Commission’s hangin on by the skin of it`s teeth” because Willy will not be bale to pay all the bills with the money he had just made. The man in the song “Atlantic city “also can relate to this because he says he has bills,” that no honest man can pay” which is how Willy feels. People living the American Dream had no worries on paying their bills. They do not have to work till they are over 60, leaving
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He says” Funny, y'know? After all the highways, and the trains, and the appointments, and the years, you end up worth more dead than alive”. This proves the disappointment Willy contains in him and how his thoughts have lead him to the belief that death is the best resolution. This is a connection to the song because it reflects on their love and how it might had died but maybe someday it will come back. The chorus also reflects on a possible death that he could possibly not survive his next
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