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A Comparison of Similarities in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
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In the stories The Glass Menagerie Death of A Salesman and Raisin in the Sun there are many things in common The most common thing in all of them I felt was how all the families all had American problems In The Glass Menagerie the American problem was a family dealing with an ill member It also dealt with a mother who was delusional and not the nicest person In Death of a Salesman the main American problem was alcohol Alcoholism is something that affects most families IN this play the family was also struggling to keep up with things which is something most of us face in life Adultery also took place in this play which takes place unfortunately in some families in America Raisin in the Sun as old as it might be dealt with the prejudice that is every where even in todays world Americans are constantly dealing with criticism for being the wrong color overweight or even in some cases the wrong religion The other American problems were the father drinking and the issue of abortion Abortion is something that has taken place more in society every day All these families despite there problems had a genuine thing in common That thing was wanting their families to be better In The Glass Menagerie all the mother wanted was for her daughter to have someone to take care of her which was important to her IN Death of a Salesman Willy only wanted the best for his family He struggled in his job and was always upset when he couldnt reach his goal of buying something for his family He wanted to better his career for his family In Raisin in the Sun the main character Beneathas head of the house son wanted to for fill his dreams in order to create a better life for his family He was frustrated when he realized that he might not even be able to
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