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Similarly, Scott Fitzgerald exhibits Jay Gatsby’s vain venture to realize the American Dream in The Great Gatsby. All of the authors illustrate their opinion that having the American Dream is not feasible. Arthur Miller further argues through his play Death of a Salesman that the American Dream is an illusion not merely for Willy Loman, but for nearly everyone in America. Willy Loman, the tragic hero of Death of a Salesman succumbs to the rules of society and therefore can not live the American Dream. Susan Abbotson, professor of literature at Rhode Island College writes in her analysis of Death of a Salesman from her book Critical Companion to Arthur Miller: “In Miller’s opinion, the blame of failure should not be attached to insignificant cogs in the social machine like the Lomans but should be partially attributed to the larger social forces that operate people’s lives.
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