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Search for Happiness Death of a Salesman and The Great Gatsby The American dream arose in the Colonial period and was developed in the early nineteenth century The American dream meant a promise of freedom and opportunity for all based on the assumption that every individual no matter where their birthplace could prosper in life on the exclusive basis of their skill and effort The protagonist Willy Loman in the play Death of a Salesman and the protagonist Jay Gatsby in the novel The Great Gatsby were both corrupted by the American dream and the indecent search to find happiness Willy Loman felt betrayed throughout the novel because he could not achieve success Throughout the play Willys wife Linda would remind Willy of all their unpaid bills This would upset Willy greatly His success was based on the financial goals that society made him exert on himself Likewise in the novel The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby who lived within the American dream felt betrayed because even with his enormous mansion and wealth he was not happy since he did not have the love of his life Daisy Buchanan Both characters Jay Gatsby and Willy Loman felt that being well liked was the main key to having success and accomplishing the Dream Willy Loman felt that one who works hard could anticipate having a prosperous and wealthy life Willy Loman cherished the greatness of success yet failed to choose the right business path for his life His career of a salesman was crushed since he did not have the talent or attitude to become a successful salesman When Willy Loman failed in his career as a salesman the love of his family and his talent as a carpenter could not even gratify him Willy felt that if an individual fails in the business world they had no motive to inhabit life Throughout the play Willys wife Linda would remind him of all their unpaid bills
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