American Dream is a notion that is of grave importance for the people of 1940s and 50s as a large number of people moved to the land of dreams though once they reached there the dream turned into a nightmare as it only resulted in disillusionment and poverty for most.This thirst for success and prosperity is a major aspect of both the plays although the manner in which the two playwrights deal with this theme is completely different.
Death of a Salesman and Fences – Comparison of Characters Introduction This essay would come out with a comparison of the central characters of the two plays: “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller and “Fences”, which was penned down by August Wilson.
For this purpose, as and when needed, direct quotes from the plays would also be relied upon.
In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, one realizes that fathers also suffer, and they suffer heart-breaks.
Courtesy from his experience from America’s Great Depression, Arthur Miller has wittingly worded his famous play, Death of a Salesman.
As he also says in the play, “when I saw that gal [Alberta]..firmed up my backbone. (“Thematic Comparison between Death of a Salesman and Fences Research Paper - 1”, n.d.) Retrieved from https://studentshare.org/literature/1609839-thematic-comparison-between-death-of-a-salesman-and-fences..economic fall of a man in his family with his realization of cultural non-development.
The crown of this great play lies in the protagonist’s conscience stricken awareness of his infidelity to his wife.
Out of the many themes like nostalgia ,opportunity, madness, gender differences, growth, capitalism and hazards of modernity, the most interesting and important one is ‘capitalism’ which leads to unprecedented consumerism and the growth of an infectious thought that money is important than everything else in life.
Willy Lowman, the hero of the play is a victim of......
In both the plays, these characters, Willy in “Death of a Salesman” and Troy of “Fences” have negative shades, for they not just are obsessed with the past at the cost...
of.....day travails of the middle class lifestyle were difficult to adjust to.