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that there is no other option. The child then learns to hide their true identity and take on this persona that others have forced on them. By the time they are young adults they are well versed in the art of deception and creating illusions. This is because their whole lives they have had to lie and create this identity just to gratify their parents. Just like how Biff lies to Willy about the jobs he had in the past like with Bill Oliver, the youth of today do the same to not disappoint their parents. Having strict parents and having parents that force their dreams onto you is very different. I have strict parents that do things because they really believe that it is for my own good. There was a time in the past where they did try to force their own dreams onto me and that is why I feel such a deep connection to Biff. He had to bury his identity and when he could not become the man that his father wanted him to be, Biff gave up all hope. Fortunately for me, my parents realized that it is my life and mine only, they started to understand that true success cannot be obtained without happiness and satisfaction. Arthur Miller proposes that people have been ultimately misguided by the “American Dream”. The values and beliefs that were once morally sound, held hope and provided motivation to achieve one’s dreams are no values and beliefs that only work to restrict and pressure individuals into acquiring and achieving a goal that they themselves do not have faith in. Miller critiques social norms and how
Revelation A23 materialistic ideals will lead to a tragic end. It is evident in the play that parents need to be cautious on the way they encourage, motivate and teach their children because of the immense impact it has on the child’s well-being and growth. I think that having expectations is not the issue, rather it is these expectations that motivate an individual and fuel their desire to reach their goals. Instead, voicing one’s expectations for someone else can either feed their growing motivation or extinguish their flame of inspiration. Carrying the pressure of everyone’s expectations for you is a burden that no youth wants on top of the stress that is school. As a student myself knowing that people all around me have their own expectations of how far I will go in life is extremely unsettling and only adds to my anxiety. From a young age we are taught by society that to be considered as a “somebody” in this world we must be willing to sacrifice anything and everything including our personal identities and our health. As the oldest in my family I am to set an example for my younger sister. As someone who she looks up to I must make sure that I achieve a level of success that my parents want me too. Although I cannot help but wonder what kind of pressure that may put on my sister when she is old enough to actually understand how stressful and harsh the world we live in is. Having an older sibling that fits the expectation of their parents and then having the fear that they

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