Back in the 40’s, men were considered the head of the household–they made the money while their wives kept busy at home. Because Willy no longer has a job, he is unable to support his family the way that he is supposed to, which negatively affects his relationship with his wife Linda, and their two
Willy suffers disappointment from his job and hopes Biff can outshine him. Biff struggles with growing up in a era different from his father. In Fences Troy Maxson is the Father figure of the family. Troy is a garbage collector set in the same post WW2 era. His son Cory is deeply affected by the actions of his father and their relationship definitely has its flaws.
Commercials, television shows, movies, and music all extenuate the failures of men when it comes to emphasizing family life. The issue is seen as a two-way road, prioritize a career or put family first, which is not a fair circumstance. What kind of man puts a replaceable job before his loved ones? Clearly, it is really not a decision after all. For example, in the hit television show, This Is Us, one of the main characters is a father with a heavily demanding job while his three daughters grow into adolescence.
Death of a Salesman" is a play written in 1949. The main theme of this play is the American Dream. But there is an irony in this play that completely contradicts the American Dream. Willy is a salesman who worked hard for 40 years for the same company and he is still at the bottom of the business world. His boss, Howard just inherited the company from his father and became the boss of the company without making much effort.
When one thinks about the American dream, there are common themes that pop up in everyone’s dream of making it big in the USA. These dreams can span from living lavishly or just to make enough money to support oneself. In the play, Death of A Salesman, written by Arthur Miller, the character Charley believes that character and quality equate to success. Along with this, in an interview conducted with Atul Chodhry, my father who moved to America to try and complete his American dream, believes that like Charley, one mustn’t give up, and keep diligence in order to reach the American dream of owning a well operated business. Both my father and Charley believed that to achieve one’s American Dream, one cannot be afraid of the hardships that comes with trying to reach one’s goals, nor be afraid to give it time, and in the end, the dedication will pay off, and with great values, anything is reachable when one wants to go for his/her dream.
In the play, Willy is regularly showing signs of old age by experiencing hallucinations, not performing his job well, and ultimately losing his job as he is not meeting his quotas. Arthur Miller’s play showcases ageism through its portrayal of an aging salesman, Willy Loman, who is no longer considered valuable. Three parts focus and depict this concept of ageism- in his workplace, in his home life and in his self-esteem. Ageism is depicted strongly in this play as it is one of the causes for Willy’s downfall. As Willy gets on with age, he no longer is able to meet his sales quotas, which results in his termination and ultimately begin unable to provide for his family.
As equal opportunity is set in America, it is a matter of who is ready to find those opportunities. The American dream is alive and well, but only a possibility for those who are willing to. The american dream manifests the power of hard work. Many may see it as cliche, but it is a valid point that society overlooks- that people who are motivated and driven will always find a way to achieve their goals. Marie Curie, who conducted in pioneering research on
In the tragedy, Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller explores an infamous ideology – The American Dream – as well as the impact it has on the individual, relationships and dynamics of a struggling family. In this essay, a critical analysis of Biff Loman and Willy Loman’s relationship as well as how the effect of The American Dream and American society on this dynamic duo. The American Dream is an ideology where the belief that through hard work, potential, dedication and perseverance, one can be successful and reap material rewards. Willy subscribes to the ideology that a well-liked, friendly and attractive man in business will acquire the material comforts offered by modern (the 1940s) American life – a slice the American dream. He also believes that potential and hard work will assist in attaining this “dream”.
As a teenager, Biff idolized his father and tried to make him proud by doing well in football. Biff’s idea of his father suddenly changed when Biff discovered his dad cheating on his mom. His entire outlook of life changed, and suddenly he no longer cared about his future in football or college. Willy raised Biff to think that being popular would get him further than having good grades: “Bernard can get the best marks in school y’understand but in the business world, y’understand, you are going to be five times ahead of him. That’s why I thank almighty God you’re both built like Adonises.
In which people from various countries come to the United States to gain prosperity and a stable place in life. The immigrants do not have a simplistic journey reaching America, nevertheless facing the problems and difficulties is better than staying in their home country. Countless immigrants have strived for their place they should be allowed to live in a nation where they have contributed and worked hard on. The American dream and the immigrant experience is connected. The hard work of achieving the American dream is where the immigrant’s experience comes from.