It was normal for a man to have the most power over a household. However, Walter struggles to the role his family plays in his daily life. Because of Walter’s business failure, he was able to develop and find the harmonic balance between money and family. Walter was able to face Karl Lidner when given the choice to sell his family’s dream home in return for one thousand five hundred dollars. He confronts his greed and desire to become a wealthy businessman and realizes that he lost his only supporters throughout his journey.
“The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead” (33). In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller uses foil characters to elucidate Willy’s flaws that ultimately prevent him and his family from succeeding. The contrast between Charley and Willy and Bernard and Biff serves to highlight how Willy’s obsession with achieving his version of the American Dream impacts both his life and his children’s. His poor values are passed on to his children producing even more failures. ¬¬¬¬Both Charley and Willy work as salesmen, however Charley represents what Willy desired to become – successful.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby depicts a tragic love story, where one man 's lifelong aspirations are diminished by a cruel and reckless society. Fitzgerald uses the green light in The Great Gatsby, as a symbol of Gatsby hopes and dreams. Gatsby fell in love with Daisy the moment he set eyes on her. He was in the military and was so poor and the uniform was the nicest clothes he owned.
The play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is known by many Americans as an epitaph for the American dream. It is about the life of Willy Loman, an aging and failing salesman, chasing after his ambitions to become the most popular and successful individual in his field of work. Surprisingly, the story set behind the curtains also mirrors the lives of many modern Americans today. The play, performed in the 1940s, dealt with how people’s expectations for perfection were insubstantial and impractical, and how these expectations bred dissatisfaction and doubt. Unfortunately, this mentality still persists in the current American society.
Everyone wants to live the American Dream, the ideals which means that if hard work is put into something, than there will be great success. In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy, tries to live the American Dream but can 't achieve it. Throughout the play, music and theft are used as motifs to show the successes and failures of Willy. The flute is the first and last sound that is heard in the book. It 's used as a motif to connect Willy Loman 's vague memory of his father, a flute-maker and salesman.
In the Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the Lomans are a very dysfunctional family. All have distorted ideas of what happiness is and what is essential to accomplish success. Characters portrayed in the play are the parents William “Willy” and Linda Loman, Biff the oldest son, Harold “Happy” the youngest son and the very wealthy Uncle Ben, Willy’s older brother. Other influential characters in the play include Willy’s only friend Charley, Charley’s nerd son Bernard, and the woman to which Willy refers to as Miss Harvey, his mistress.
Death of a Salesman Miller’s Death of a Salesman portrays a delusional family headed by Willy Loman, an unsuccessful salesman with unrealistic expectations. After a work trip where he almost crashed multiple times, he and his wife realize that he can no longer commute and decide he should ask his boss for a local job in New York. His son Biff is in town, which he is not exactly ecstatic about because of his farm hand career choice. He feels his son is wasting his time pursuing such a fruitless job
The film describes the American condition, how a man in America lives, and how he makes a great effort to make his dream come true and achieve happiness. The film also reminds me of another film called “The Great Gatsby” which is about a man in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. However, unlike Chris Gardner Gatsby’s dream of Daisy does not come true due to money and dishonesty. These two characters relate because they both work hard and pursue their dreams in order to keep the people they love. THe difference is that they were on completely opposite sides as Gardner was poor and Gatsby was a millionaire and also Gatsby did never achieve his dream wheres Gardner
Everyone wants to live the American Dream, the ideology that everyone living in the United States should have equal opportunity to achieve success if hard work is put in. In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy tries to live the American Dream but can 't achieve it. He works as an unsuccessful salesman who always looks to his past mistakes and tries to live someone else 's life rather than his own. Instead of putting in hard work to achieve success, Willy thinks that popularity is all that 's needed to achieve the American Dream. As most of the play takes place in Willy 's past memories, different motifs always introduce Willy in a scene or when Biff steals Bill Oliver 's pen, which shows that Willy has raised Biff to become a person with little moral values because of Willy 's idea that success is based on popularity.
Will has a hard time accepting the role, but realizes that it is the only way to live if you desire close relationships and people to remember you. Will begins to tell the story of how his father dies and the story comes full circle for Will and Edward. Will Bloom will eventually take on the role of the crazy old man with all of the stories as his son grows up and as he grows old. He was conflicted with being this person and had to experience the story for himself with his father to finally accept who he will become in the eyes of others. Being a Pantaloon in this story is not a bad thing, as we can see many people from Edward’s life show up at his funeral to remember the most interesting person they have ever met.
James Truslow Adams defines the American Dream as the “dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” (The American Dream). An idea sought after by millions of people is the American Dream; they believe there is a reward for hard work and that that reward is happiness and prosperity. The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, and The Crucible are all works, which portray the pursuit and destruction of the American Dream. Jay Gatsby’s American dream was to marry the woman he loved. This is evident throughout the novel; Gatsby is determined to transform his life from dirt to diamonds all to be a suitable man for Daisy.
The American Dream, as portrayed in the Great Gatsby, was the idea that one can achieve prosperity through hard work withal of their social class. F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is an indirect satire of the American dream. The death of the American Dream is depicted through the characters in the novel.