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In todays capitalistic world society is lead to believe that fame and fortune are the most desirable rewards life can offer People so desperately wish to have the life of fame that they will sacrifice their essence to achieve it In Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller uses the spiritualistic downfall of the Loman family to emphasize the burdens that American society suffers due to its unending and almost unreachable desire for wealth and power in a brutal capitalistic world Willys dire struggle to achieve even a morsel of the American Dream forces compromises to be made within his morality these compromises cause his family to accept false hopes and ideals As Willys boys are growing up they are taught that the man who creates personal interest is the man who gets ahead33 Willys belief that selfishness will lead to success is a false idea which will ultimately lead to loneliness and there is no success in being alone To be successful one must hope to do the right thing and that is not how Willy sees life By impressing his false belief upon his children Willy is ensuring their future to be one of failure or hardship Willy further allows his children to fall victim to his false lessons of life by allowing them to chop up the neighbors tree for their own gain Willy not only allows it he brags to Charlie about the lumber they brought home last week At least a dozen six-by-tens worth all kinds of money50 Willys disillusions of right from wrong are impressed upon his children further strengthening their disoriented education of life Willy believes it to be true that Stealing is one way of getting ahead but it is not the true way So many people are victim to the same disillusion and accept it as the truth in doing so they forfeit a fraction of their soul The most damaging thing Willy did to Biffs growing
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