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Show how Willy Lomans American Dream of success can be compared to at least three other works of literature we have read this semester and their main characters interpretation of the American Dream of success Mention specific examples to support your thesisNearly every American has a different view of what the American Dream really is To some its money to others fame and popularity To Willy Loman that American Dream meant raising the ideal All-American family having a successful career and most importantly being well-liked He became obsessed with making his family conform to the standards of the perfect family outlined in his American dream His son was the all-star football player he lived in a nice house filled with ambitions and hopes for the future with a loving wife and wonderful career Unfortunately this lifestyle fell to pieces over the years and soon all his life became was the idea of the American dreamIn The Great Gatsby Gatsby has a similar view of the American Dream He dreams of living the extravagant lifestyle with lavish parties and popularity and fame He like Loman appears to be living the Dream Lomans earlier days but this was all an illusion because in reality Gatsby had no friends and only gained his riches through criminal activities Most importantly though was that he was without Daisy his one love He felt that once he had her his dream would be complete He had an idealistic dream of Daisy and him living in a perfect world Unfortunately his view of Daisy was romanticized and idealized She is his dream because in his heart that is what he needed to complete his American dream not because he was really in love with her In Of mice and Men Lennie and George shared a view of their version of the American dream Despite their loneliness and powerlessness they take comfort in their dream of a better life A life without someone
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