Thursday, March 21, 2019
The American Dream in Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman :: Death of a Salesman
The American Dream in Arthur Millers Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman is centered around 1 man hard to reach the American dream and taking his family on for the ride. The Lomans lives from beginning to end is a troubling story based on trying to become successful, or at least happy. Throughout their lives they run across many problems and the end result is a tragic death caused by stupidity and the need to succeed. During his life Willy Loman caused his wife great pain by living a life not realizing what he could and couldnt do. Linda lived sad and distressing days supporting Willys unreachable goals. Being brought up in this earthly concern caused his children to lose their identity and put their futures in jeopardy. Willy lived everyday of his life trying to become successful, well-off salesman. His self-image that he portrayed to others was a lie and he was even able to deceive himself with it. He traveled around the rustic considering his merchandise and maybe whe n he was younger, he was able to sell a lot and everyone like him, but Willy was still stuck with this image in his head and it was the image he let everyone else know about. In truth, Willy was a senile salesman who was no longer able to work doing what hes done for a lifetime. When he reaches the point where he can no longer accost working, he doesnt realize it, he puts his life in danger as well a others just because hes pig-headed and doesnt understand that he has to give up on his dream. He complains about a lot of things that occur in everyday life, and usually hes the cause of the problems. When he has to pay for the repair bills on the fridge, he bitches a lot and bad mouths Charley for buying the one he should of bought. The car having to be repaired is only because he crashes it because he doesnt pay guardianship and/or is trying to commit suicide. Willy should ask settled with what he had and make the best of things. He shouldnt have tied to compete with everyone and j ust do the best decision for him using intelligence and practicality. Many of Willys problems were self-inflicted, the reason they were self-inflicted was because he wanted to live the American dream. If he had changed his standards or just have been content with his life, his life problems would have been limited in amount and proportion.