Dealth Of A Saleman Essay

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DEATH OF A SALESMAN 1DEATH OF A SALESMAN 2Death of a SalesmanMaoVangRasmussen CollegeAuthor NoteThis paper is being submitted on February 9, 2014, for Lesley Clark's 330/AML3041 Section 04 American LiteratureDeath of a SalesmanAmerican is the place to experience the American Dream. The place, regardless of where you are from you has just as much right to be successful. In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller wrote of a family that faces they face but overall, I think, the main theme and conflict in Miller's play, Death of a Salesman, would be, failure in oneself, trying to live the American Dream.From the start of the play to the end Willie was blinded by the dream and reality of an American Dream. "Selling was the greatest career a man could want," Willie said on page 274. "In those days there was personality in it (…) there was respect, and comradeship, and gratitude in it." Willy, at age 60, still working as a salesman and trying to live the American Dream. Willie, traveling back and forth from New York to New England every week, telling his wife, Linda, "They don't need me in New York. I'm the New England man. I'm vital in New England," (pg. 240). Willie is, according to his wife,' too accommodating' and should not be traveling this much especially after his accident. Willie, not only trying to be a successful salesman he is living his dreams through his sons. Biff, Willie and Linda's oldest son, returned home to find himself and Willy wanted him to become a salesman and telling his wife, Linda "I'll have a nice talk with him. I'll get him a job selling. He is...

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