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Nathan Aime Professor Decker Literature 221 30 June 2011 Death of a Salesman: Anatomy of the American dream Arthur Miller's work is an anatomy of the built-in failure of the American Dream. Miller uses his personal experience by recognizing Willy's failures in his own father. From being a witness to his father’s failure in business, Miller understood that the American Dream based upon wealth and continually getting more money is a dream doomed to disappointment. Miller creates Willy as a representation of somebody who follows everything expected in the American Dream, and still fails to accomplish it. The anatomy that is underneath the surface of the American Dream is one of inevitable failure and impossible success. Miller suggests that the only chance for happiness is for people to fight so that a sense of self-worth and happiness is not defined by materialistic objects. Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is an anatomy of the American Dream by showing the concept of success according to the American Dream and money is not capable of creating happiness for anyone. Willy Loman is trying to achieve the American Dream. He thinks one will be rewarded if he works hard enough. Ben, his brother, is a perfect example since he owned a diamond mine
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