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Social Criticism in "Death of a Salesman"

Summary: Describes the social criticism portrayed in the novel "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller.
Arthur Miller criticizes society in many ways in the novel "Death of a Salesman." He criticizes society's idea of the American Dream, greed, the lack of fidelity, and peer pressure.

"Death of a Salesman" shows an angle on the American Dream from a point of mistaken values. The idea of the American Dream is that you can come to America and be successful. It is the idea that America is the "Land of opportunity." This, however, is not true. Willy thought that if you were well liked then everything would fall into place. Willy was a natural salesman. He could take a piece of truth and twist it into an illusion and a lie. To a salesman the truth doesn't matter much, it is all an illusion to sell to the world.

Another criticism that the novel portrays is greed. Willy is constantly...

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