Death Of A Salesman American Dream Essay

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In the play “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, the flaws of Willy Loman, have been trasmitted to his two sons, Biff and Happy. They are dreamers, and feel lonleiness. Arthur Miller shows “The American Dream” through Biff and Happy and their perceprion of reality. The American dream is the national ethos of the United States, every citizen should have an equal opportunity through hard work, determination, initiative and achieve success and power. The American dream motivates people to do better but it can also devour a person and tear it down to the point of a hopeless chase after the dream, this is what occurs to Biff and happy in the play. Biff hates the business world, although he is thirty and without a steady job he “can’t greep any life” he prefers to live in a farm and work in the outdoors.…show more content…
Miller use of lies, reveals the madness of a charactor to persuit the dream. Happy can’t face the reality of things, that’s why he lies to himself and to others, when he is at the restaurant with Biff, Happy tries to impress a girl, saying that “at west point people calles him Happy” and that he sells champagne, Happy pretends to be wealthy,his vision of the American dream is to be well- liked and popular. Unlike Happy, Biff feels that he must seek the truth about himself. He comprehended his failure and managed it. After he went in Bill Oliver’s office, Biff deduced that he had to break the lies that were surrounding the Loman family, in order to come to realistic terms with his own life. Biff belongs to the outdoors ( the free west ) but his dream is obscured by Willy Loman’s blind faith and materialist vision of the American
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