That is the corruption of the true 'American Dream´.

The American dream states that people can work themselves up "from rags to riches" by hard work.1 For this reason, the new society has developed dreams of the blind pursuit of material, wealth, and economic success....

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, crushes the ethos of the American Dream....

The characters in the novel are divided into two groups: the rich upper class and the poorer lower class(West egg and East egg) though the main characters only try to make their lives better, the American dream they are all trying to achieve is eventually ruined by the harsh reality or life.


The "American Dream" cannot be defined.

'Death of a Salesman´ written in 1949, is a moving destruction of the whole myth.

In many senses Willy represents the idea of the "everyman", the average working class man trying to get ahead, this is reflected in his attachment to the achievement of more wealth, and his idealized vision of how to get there the "American dream." However, Willy can be seen to represent more that just the average man, and it can be argued that Will...


However, there is no one definition of the American Dream.

Many people have their own idea and ideas that have changed over a period of time, but what exactly is the “American Dream” defined as .Origins of the dream have been rooted in the pioneering mentality of the eighteenth and nineteenth century immigrants, most who came to America because of a promise for a new and better life.

Then, the American dream was to have freedom.

The American Dream is the idea that anyone can come from any background and no matter who they are, if they work hard and stay true to themselves, they can achieve their dreams.

This is when the first breakdown in the American dream occurred.

As the American Dream has become misunderstood overtime, it seems so difficult to realize what is the true idea of American Dream that is so much more meaningful than just desire.

The American dream is to be rich....

Out of that thinking comes the "American Dream," the idea that anyone can ultimately achieve success, even if he or she began with nothing. In "The Death of a Salesman", Arthur Miller uses the characterization of Willy Loman to represent the failure of his ideal of the American Dream. Willy’s quest for the American Dream leads to his failure because throughout his life he pursues the illusion of the American Dream and not the reality of it....

Everyone has different opinions on what the American dream is.

In Arthur Miller's moving and powerful play, "Death of a Salesman", Miller uses many character to contrast the difference between success and failure within the system....

In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Ben Loman is that character.

Willy’s self-destruction involved the uniting of several aspects of his life and his lack of grasping reality in each, consisting of, his relationship with his wife, his relationship and manner in which he brought up his children, Biff and Happy, and lastly his inability to productively earn a living and in doing so, failure to achieve his “American Dream”....