The Death of a Dream Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Death of a Dream
An analysis of the interactions between Biff and Willy in Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman."
# 144518 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American)

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This paper is an analysis of the interactions between Biff and Willy, two major characters in the play "Death of a Salesman." The case is made that Biff believes that Willy is a dreamer; Willy refuses to approach life on a realistic basis in which expectations and objectives are matched by hard work and sincere behavior. The paper posits that Willy was in denial of reality and therefore was constantly musing on possibilities and chasing women rather than focusing on what objectives were realistic for Biff and himself.

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"Willy was a dreamer. He placed the promise of the American Dream on a subjective plane. Willy created his own personalized picture of how success could be gained through what he consider as the proper behavior and demeanor. There was a great disconnect in his perspective. The actuality of American life was far too brutal for his idealistic and..."

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