But the old tensions between the two men are also renewed Once again to Willies

But the old tensions between the two men are also

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home for a visit, and Willie’s old desire for his son to be a traditional success in life is rekindled.But the old tensions between the two men are also renewed. Once again, to Willie’s greatdisappointment, his son rejects Willie’s values and aspirations. (“Death of a Salesman Arthur
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Revelation A23Miller 1949 Drama”). The “American Dream” is “the belief that through the pioneer virtues ofhard work, perseverance, ingenuity, and fortitude, one might find happiness through wealth”(“Death of a Salesman”). This is the center of our lives as Americans; we all want to accomplish itone way or another. The concept of the American Dream shown in the play Death of a Salesmanby Arthur Miller is believed by Harold Clurman to be divided into two meanings; the historicaldream and the business success dream. In our society the biggest achievement is when you buyyour own house, and live with a stable job, it does not have to be a high paying job but one thatallows you to pay your bills and live a decent life, if you have this then you have achieved thehistorical dream. In the other hand if you have a high paying job in the corporate world; meaninga white collar job, and although you might or might not own a house but you earn more thanenough for your living expenses then that is consider to be the business success dream. WillieLoman had already achieved the historical dream, he had a house, car, family and a job, but hegets obsessed with the business success dream and tries or at least he think he does try toaccomplish it, but he dismantles his family in the process. Willy Loman had accomplished thehistorical American Dream but because of his ambition he did not realize it. When Willy wasdeciding to go with his brother to look for his father, he met Dave Single man. Dave was an¨eighty four year old salesman who had drummed merchandise in thirty-one states and whocould now simply go into his hotel room, call the buyers, and make his living in his green velvetslippers¨ (Stanton 131).This view of a tranquil and successful career made him reconsider hisdecision and instead of going to Alaska he chose to be a salesman. It seems that Willy saw a“father figure” in Dave, so he followed the same path, hoping he would have the same future andthe same success in the field (Stanton 133). After thirty-five years of his career he saw he hasn’taccomplished the success that he wanted. He devoted his life into a career as a salesmanknowing that he was good with his hands, but ¨he possessed too much snobbery to admit that hisown destiny was in a simple career as a carpenter¨ (“Death of a Salesman”). For Willy thedifference between a white-collar job and a blue-collar job meant a lot, but he didn’t do much togain a white collar one and he stayed with his old job. His career as a salesman did give him andhis family the normal success people would want. Willy wanted more, and since he saw he didn’taccomplish it, he taught his kids into his way of seeing life, hoping they would have followed his
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