Sunday, August 31, 2014

Death of a Salesman is a true example of the role money plays over the mind and how easy it is to lose sight of what is truly important. Willy Loman worked his life away and in the end had nothing to show for it. He thought monetary items and being socially accepted was most important, and would bring him happiness; but his funeral proved his theory to be untrue. Willy lived the American dream but was too blind to see it. He had a loving wife and two loving boys, a roof over his head and food on the table. This was never good enough for Willy though and sadly it isn’t enough for many people today. We have lost sight of what is important and have become materialistic beings. We are very much like Willy and make decisions monetarily instead of what truly makes us happy. No person deserves to spend their life wondering or thinking that they are lesser to another person because of the misconception that money brings us happiness. Have you every known anyone that worked as hard as Willy, but struggled to provide for their family?

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