Similarities Between Huckleberry Finn And Willy Loman

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Compare and Construct the development of a theme in assigned texts by two different writers we have studied. In this case, I am going to use the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain and the Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller. These two writers have some similarities in their works as follows: Hard-working: Both Twain and Miller show the reality of hard-working men, for example, in In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck is working hard to free Jim. In another word, I can say that Huck struggles ideologically to free Jim. As Huck was maintaining his personal ideology and identity, standing for his own thoughts that slavery was an undesirable action, for example, when he refuses to be civilized by Miss Watson….And then, in…show more content…
For Willy Loman, it is the situation of possessing material goods—such as, “the refrigerator, the car, and the house.” Also, Willy Loman desires to educate his son, but he was not able to fulfill his aim. It is written, “Willy Loman has a son, Biff, who is a promising high school football player with hopes of attending the University of Virginia. He never makes it” (Walton 57-58). Huck, however, show this idea of the American Dream when he was trying to free Jim. I think this is the first step for a person to be stable economically. Also, Huck was discussing with Jim about how they can get money, “Then we talked about money. It was a pretty good raise, twenty dollar apiece” (Twain 186). In the Death of a Salesman, Willy was planning to take his son to high school and get a good education, but his dream did not come true. For example, when the writer said, “Willy Loman never had a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He’s not the finest character that ever lived” (Miller 261). Therefore, the American Dream is different for everyone, as we have seen Huck succeeds with his dream; Willy Loman does not, although both have the same idea—to improve their…show more content…
In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the writer describes the marginality of Huck by his own society, because of his helping Jim to be free. Huck was marginalized because of his own way/ideology of seeing a need of equality to both, white people and black people. Huck was against the slavery system, which was the common idea to white people by then. (quote…). Also, we see in the article “Say It Jim: The Morality of Connection in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Twain’s construction of Huck places him in a different moral community—a community of the disenfranchised, perhaps including some women but certainly including Jim as a representative of the slave community” (Cited in Bollinger 38). In the “Opening the Windshield: Death of a Salesman and Theatrical Liberation,” the writer talks about the liberation of those people or maybe the group of people who seem or feel to be outsiders, such as “Jewish, gay, black, and Irish” (Most 547). The writer shows through the performance that the American society and societies at large may see and change. “Whenever distinctions begin to arise between those who are playing a role and those who are “real” or “natural,” adherents of theatrical liberalism sense their freedoms are being circumscribed. Like most ideological systems, theatrical liberalism, therefore, has a built –in desire to extend itself endlessly outwards” (Most 547). I think the writer is
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