forces acting on the families also affect the reader’s judgments of each family. The Lomans and Youngers are in similar situations and have many negative forces directed at them, but the strength of the family will determine if the families achieve their dreams and influence readers’ opinions of the families. Each member of the Loman and Younger families, aside from Travis Younger, express specific dreams. The Loman family seemingly has more unrealistic dreams than the dreams
In the play “Death of a Salesman” the character Willy is a man living in the heart of the late 1940’s when more cars and appliances are being manufactured and he is trying to obtain the best things for his family. The main theme is The American dream/ Nightmare all in one play. Willy Loman starts to want materialistic things that is in the world, and this is clear that the only thing he is really concerned about is keeping up with the people around him in terms of success and possessions. Throughout
us wish to inhabit the American dream, nonetheless we all possess different views and concepts of it. The main character, Willy Loman from the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller was a man who dreamt of living the American Dream just like everyone else in modern America. His dreams of materialistic possessions, and popularity has dwarfed his mentality so much that Willy could not distinguish between his crazy hopes from realities in the present. Arthur Miller utilizes symbols within the play
devices that develop and inform the text’s major themes of the stories. Willy uses the mythic figures of adonis and hercules to describes his sons, Happy and Biff. He believes his son are the definition of “personal attractiveness” and are “well-liked.” To Willy, his sons were raised in the American Dream. “Like a young god. Hercules- something like that! Loman, Loman, Loman! God Almighty, He will be great this year!” States Willy as he is cheering on Biff at his all- American football game (1430).