Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

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Tiffany Rasinski Professor Gibson English 1102 November 30, 2016 Death of a Salesman In the Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller reflects Willy Loman striving for his family’s higher identity with pursuing the American Dream. Through Willy Loman’s dreamlike mind, Miller shows how denial casts blindness to the reality of his life, family, and loss of identity. Thus, this play shows how social achievement and economic success affects the truly important aspects of life; family and love. Miller reflects the theme of the American Dream by showing the ongoing dreams of success and greatness Willy Lowman wanted so much for his family. “The American Dream is defined as, the belief in the United States, people are free to pursue opportunity, and that through hard work, they can make a better life for themselves and their children (Media). The American Dream ensures that no one is legally prevented from achieving their potential and contributing to society. It is the belief that protecting people 's rights to improve their own lives is the best way to ensure national progress as well (Amadeo).” This dream has powered the hopes and dreams for many centuries. Jim Cullen, author of The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation, writes: “The Pilgrims may not have actually talked about the American dream, but they would have understood the idea: after all, they lived it as people who imagined a destiny for themselves. So did the Founding Fathers. So did illiterate

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