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The Glass Menagerie Why do people make things sound much better than it really is Why do they have to look into the past for happiness For Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman they are not satisfied to the point where they have rose-colored memories of the past People sometime look in the past to where they have their happiest memory of life They look to it because their present situation is not what they want it to be Why cant they just learn to deal with what they have and be happy with it Surely enough everybody is different and has their own personality In Death of a Salesman Willy Loman was the type of person who almost everyone either looked down on or felt sorry for Through out his life he dreams about how his children mainly Biff will be a big success but that never happened Willy believes that the more popular you are the more successful you will be He believes that money equals security and that will solve all of your problems He wants everyone to like him Willy doesnt want to face the reality of his life consequently he lies to himself In The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield is the southern belle that seems to be drying out like a rose Her glory days are over She keeps talking about her past and telling her children that she was the most popular girl in Blue Mountain She keeps bringing up the seventeen gentlemen callers that she always had over She wants her glory days to be the present but knows that it will never happen so she needs to recall the past Amanda could just be adding a little more red coloring to her perfect rose-colored memory but who really knows the truth in her case Both Willy Loman and Amanda Wingfield have a need to impress other people They
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