Death Of A Salesman - "The American Dream: What It Means To Me"



Many people from all over the world dream of living in America. America has wealth, industry and prosperity and to many people this is happiness. Advancement in industry, however, has not always led to tremendous advancements in living. For some, society has created mass wealth. For most, mass society has created a standard of living that is difficult to maintain. Society had created tremendous grief and hardship for Willy Loman, aggravated by the endless promise. For these reasons, his tragedy was not only due to his personal flaws but also due to the flaws of society.
The American Dream was not what Willie Loman had expected. Although I was born in this country, I do not share this ...

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of their lives only to retire and be too old to hike Half-Dome in Yosemite, or play softball with their children.
Willy Loman was too wrapped up in getting ahead of the next guy. This philosophy of getting ahead is what makes up America and compromises the dreams of man. Sometimes this greed can draw man to great things, sometimes it can draw man to ruin, I guess it depends on what the man's dream is. If your dream is to succeed in business, be the best salesman of your company and make big money, I guess you could fulfill your dreams in America. But if you have dreams of seeing your children grow up, every day of their lives, your heart might pull at you and cause you to go crazy if you do not set your priorities straight, this is what happened to Willy Loman. He was a simple man with simple dreams, but he had a need to keep up with what society expected him to be.
As I continue to pursue my dreams in America, I hope I never loose sight of the things I feel are important. To be ...

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