Books and Movies Reviews

Death Of A Salesman, American Dream

After reading "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller, I notice a major difference can be noticed between my vision of the American dream, and the Loman family's vision of the American dream.
To mean the American dream is to decided on your own what you want to do for a living when you are older, and how you want to go about getting there. There are many roads you can take to get to your goals. You can go to college if you desire to, or if your goals and standards are set lower, you can achieve them without college. The choice on how you want to live your own American dream is limitless in my eyes.
In my opinion the Loman family has a terrible view of the American dream, and will never be able to achieve true success. The Loman family lives in more of a dream world than reality. They often sugar-coat their lives and make things seem much better than they are instead of actually facing life's hardships and dealing with them.
The entire Loman family does not see life for what it really is, they see life on how they wish it was. Instead of trying to gain their desired lifestyle, they pretend they already have it. Willy Loman's imagination is much larger than his sales skills, which leads to him getting pay cuts and eventually leads to him getting let go from his company. Willy's sons Happy and Biff serve as clueless children who live through their father's lies and false lifestyle. Willy's wife Linda serves as a loyal wife who stands by her husband and lives in his dream world.
Through out the play I believe Arthur Miller shows many examples of the American dream, but none of them are of the nuclear Loman family.
In the beginning of the story a boy named Bernard (neighbor) states that Biff needs to study with him today for the Regents exam that their class would be taking next week. Bernard also stated the results will determine who gets college scholarship. After hearing this Willy…