The Role Of The American Dream In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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The American Dream is based on the “Declaration of Independence”: We believe that all men are born with this inalienable right-life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (Thomas Jefferson). This American Dream consists of a belief that in America, all men can achieve anything if they work hard enough, it means all things are possible to all American men regardless of birth or wealth. On the other hand, Miller believes that people have been misguided and his play, Death of a Salesman, is an example of this. The birthplaces of the American Dream have been established in the eighteenth and nine-teenth century outsiders, the greater part of who came to America as a result of a guarantee of another and better life. Specifically, the chance to claim one's territory was a…show more content…
This prompts success, riches Also to due time-power. Be that as it may, this fantasy for everybody created and empowered avarice, egotistical conduct, pride and competition between each other. Willy Loman was “caught-up” in this American dream which caused a business to develop in the world. The main reasons for occurring weakness in Willy’s that was caused by a combination of business pressures were capitalism and also profit motive and competitive instinct. Willy’s desire was proving himself through a successful salesman, but as he fails and his own life destroys him. Willy’s character was based on Miller’s uncle, Manny Newman. Miller said, “That homely, ridiculous little man had after all never ceased to struggle for a certain victory, the only kind open to his this society --- selling to achieve his lost as a man with his name and his son’s name on a business of his own.” This shows what he thought for Willy to be – as he was, “trying to achieve his lost self.” The things that were meant to happen in business are success, wealth and esteem were what Ben has achieved and done. Miller stressed his success and material reward in
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