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Death of a SalesmanMany short stories and novels have more than one major theme associated with them to keep the reader interested and them wanting for more In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller has several major themes that run throughout the play that makes it very interesting but only three stood out the most The three great major themes that stood out the most would be The American Dream abandonment and betrayal These three themes also affected Willy the most in the play and were mainly why he killed himselfThe American Dream is a dream that all have to accomplish somewhere or sometime in their lives and also was a dream of Willys that was almost complete The American Dream is nothing but just a person that owns a house a car has tons of money a family and yes works a great job In Willys eyes The American Dream is to be well liked pg33 and he always tells his sons a well-liked person will do the best in the business world Willy has always compared his sons with Bernard and told them Bernard will never be as successful as them In reality Bernard is far more successful than both Biff and Happy and was not well liked in his high school years Willy has gone really old and still wants to have a house car and a great job but his salary is too low that his expenses are not being paid Moreover to provide the American dream Willy starts to ask Charley Bernards father for money Willy Loman never made a lot of money His name was never in the paper But he is a human being pg56 this quote explains that Willy is too old to work and now its time for his sons to step of and provide the American dream Willy spends all of his adult life working for a sales company the company fires
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