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The Lomans are entrapped in an illusionary environment filled with deception and deceit The stage directions call the house a dream rising out of reality and this reflects the central theme of Willys longing to fulfill himself in a world where material wealth is the only acceptable goal in society A sense of this environment is accentuated through the nostalgic music of the flute which is sporadically played through moments of mobile concurrency The music is symbolic of the illusionary environment which surrounds them Willy Loman worked hard for all his life as a salesman but he never had the temperament or skills to be one He chose to live a live based on the American Dream thinking that anyone could derive material wealth from hard work He adopted a whole new faade to his character to maintain this notion of success This was accomplished by concealing the antiquated fruitless and defeated side of him creating an environment where weve never told the truth for ten minutes in this house The decision to base his life on achieving the dream is based upon his morals and personality His family environment is a key factor attributing to Willys strong feelings of the American Dream Linda is described as Youre my foundation and my support Linda She is well aware of the greed that is consuming her husband but a part of her still is attracted to Willys hopes of glory and success When Willy comes home after work he speaks to his sons as if he is a Dave Singleman I see great things for you kids I think your troubles are over But remember start big and youll end big By doing this he taught his sons be liked and you will never want Willy believes this is the secret to becoming successful just like Dave Singleman and Willys brother Ben To Willy Ben has achieved the American Dream Willy uses Bens success
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