Betrayal In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller utilizes the theme of betrayal as a way to draw a parallel to the downfall of how the Loman family perceives “The American Dream". Arthur Miller provides us with a clear analysis of how Betrayal has a domino effect throughout "Death of a Salesman". We are shown this theme by Willy Loman's betrayal to his wife. Just as Willy has betrayed his wife the American dream has betrayed Willy. With Biff learning of his father's betrayal, this leads him to think of his father differently. This leads one to believe, Betrayal and hidden lies do affect everyone around you. Everything that happens is a chain reaction.
Willy Loman's failure at the American dream is the first symbol of betrayal in "Death of a Salesman.
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