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Analysis of the American Dream in "Death of a Salesman&Analysis of the American Dream in "Death of a Salesman"The American Dream is not the same for everyone, however it is a universal goal that many desire. The American Dream has been a common theme in literature. In Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller, the idea of the American Dream isdepicted by the, main character Willy Loman. Willy has a very distorted view ofthe American Dream. Aiming to achieve fortune and success is what blinded Willyfrom reality. It sent him on a downward spiral. He became so obsessed with whohe wanted to be and with his job that it began to drive him crazy. Willy faces reality when he gets fired from the job he devoted his life to. Trying to attain the American Dream, Willy brought about his own downfall. Willy’s reality was taken over by his distorted dreams of what he really wanted to be. Willy was only a businessman because he thought that this was the ideal job. He worked for the same company his whole life; he worked there for so long that hisoriginal boss’ son became his own boss.