Death of a Salesman Essay | The Theme of Happiness in "Death of a Salesman"

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The Theme of Happiness in "Death of a Salesman"

Summary: Analyzes the Lomans' quest for happiness in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman".
The quest for happiness has a simple answer - do what makes you happy. The thing that stops some of the characters in "Death of Salesman" from being happy is that they don't know themselves enough to know what makes them happy. Self realization is what the these characters need to make themselves happy, and this requires them to be honest with themselves. The setting that the characters live in encourages them to follow the American dream, which devalues happiness in the pursuit of material success. Willy, Biff, and Happy are chasing the American dream instead of examining themselves to find what will make themselves happy. While it is unclear if Charley and Bernard are truly happy, they serve as a contrast to the Lomans, because they know their strengths, and themselves. To be happy, Willy and his sons must do...

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