Comparing Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men And Death Of A Sales

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INTRODUCTION We all have dreams. Dreams are ideal imaginations of what we hope to achieve. Dreams motivate us to work harder to achieve the ideal vision that we are striving for. One common dream shared by many today is the American Dream. According to, the American Dream means the ideals of freedom, equality and opportunity available to every American to achieve . This American Dream, created by the American government during the Great Depression in the 1930s , embedded the idea that each person can pursue happiness and enjoy the freedom to strive for a better life by working hard. This American Dream gave people aspiration and motivation. Furthermore, it not only inspired the American citizen but also motivated other people across the world. However, as time passed, the American Dream came to be known as a condition of being in possession of money, house, cars, and other goods. The American Dream isn’t just about accumulating possessions but also about having a good occupation and high social class in society. I too have been inspired by the idea of the American Dream. As a student getting ready for college, my American Dream is to go to a great college and…show more content…
Both the novel and the play were written in the era during and after the Great Depression. The play Death of a Salesman was written in 1948, during the postwar boom, and the novel Of Mice and Men was written in 1937 during the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn that lasted from 1929 to the early 1940s before World War II. The cause of this event was the collapse of the stock market in the New York Stock Exchange in 1929 . The Great Depression ended by the start of the World War II. After World War II, the period called the postwar boom came when the economy rapidly increased, causing American people to adopt the American

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