Willy Loman's American Dream

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Willy strongly believes in the American Dream, that anybody can achieve wealth, but his version of it is one that is nearly impossible to obtain. Everybody except Willy has lived the dream, his brother discovered a diamond mine, Charley his neighbor owns a chain of stores, Charley’s son Bernard became a lawyer, and Howard inherited a company from his father. Ben being that main influence on Willy’s beliefs of the American Dream causes Willy to believe that if you look good, manly, and are well liked, that you would automatically achieve success.

Throughout Willy’s life, he has done nothing but fall short of his dreams. Willy is so focused on achieving his dream and being successful that he completely disengages from his family. He literally
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