Death Of A Salesman American Dream Analysis

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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. This is a contradiction to the American dream which says that everyone has the same opportunities to success and that by working hard, you achieve success. But Arthur Miller shows us with his play that this concept is wrong. There many people like Willy who worked hard their entire life; but are still at the bottom of society. Willy had been left behind by his father who died when he was young. Then he was abandoned by his brother who went to South Africa. He fears to be abandoned once again, this time by his boys. He lets and encourages his sons do things that they shouldn’t do such as stealing and bullying. This makes him His dream is to be well-liked and be able to sell products even when he will be old. When he was young, he met a salesman called Dave Singleman and really admired this salesman who was successful and liked. This completely changed his life. From that moment, he thinks that being a salesman is the career that a man could have. Biff is lost at the start of the play; he isn 't self-confident and lost on the road of life. He lost his
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