Death of an Salesman

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Death of a salesman

Death of a salesman shows the American dream from a good point of view. It shows it from a family and how there’s nothing can stop you from becoming what you want to be and do what you what you do as long as you set your mind to it.
America is country founded by free people who travelled from countries whit classes, to start not just a country but also a place where people are their own fortune. They don’t grow op whit the mindset that you are in the class your put in like the most of Europe does, they grow up believing in themselves and their values.
It might sound as if it’s only happy days, but as Arthur Miller shows through Willy Loman, that if you don’t have the right means for it, your more likely to fail than succeed. Like Willy Loman, many almost got brainwashed by overprotecting parents into believing that it will happen at some point, and they won’t let go of that thought, until they eventually end up whit nothing, and only realizes that’s it isn’t going to happen, when it’s to late.
But I’m not saying that it’s the same for everybody, if you take Biff Loman for an example. He go’s through of crisis of self-knowledge, because he realizes that the American dream is a booster, and it’s not for everyone. He uses a long time to figure out who he is and what he want’s to do with his life, and he eventually does, and you can see the brainwash because Willy have filled him with hot air all this time, and it takes a drastic change for him to realize.
The sad thing about this, is that he is trying to get Willy to wake up and smell the coffy, get hem to realize that he is living in a fantasy world filled with false dreams, instead of doing something that puts the bread on the table, he rather pursuit the dream. That’s why he get’s very upset at Willy, because when he says “Pop, I’m a dime a dozen, and so are you” and Willy just won’t…...

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