Authors have used the American dream to make a statement about the American ideal.
How can Willy Loman be seen as heroic?
Anti-Heroism in Death of a Salesman.
Characterization of Willy
Judging truth in Fiction
How do the heroes of modern literature differ from the traditional tragic heroes?
How are Willy's traits revealed in this drama?
How do we discern truth when the characters are not truthful?
American Dream and Ideals of Success
How has the American Dream corrupted our ideals of success? What impact has this had on Willy?