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Death of a Salesman: Perception and Reality

Summary: Perception and reality in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

In Death of a Salesman, Biff's perception of society is altered through a chain of events throughout the play.  His unrealistic expectations about how to succeed, learned from his father, eventually caused the destruction of his fantasies.  His concept of an ideal society, where being liked is what is needed to succeed, is harshly changed to a reality where he must realize that hard work and devotion are necessary to prosper.  

Through a series of events, Biff gradually comes to a realization of what is necessary for success.  First, we are shown a part of his childhood where Biff is told that "the man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead."  This idea appears in direct contrast to Bernard, one of Biff's childhood friends, who...

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