Death of a Salesman Essay | Hank and Willy and Dave: A Character Comparison

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Hank and Willy and Dave: A Character Comparison

Summary: Compares the characters Hank Morgan, Willy Lowman and Henry Thoreau from Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in a King Arthur's Court, Scott Millers Death of a Salesman, and Thoreau's Walden. Describes how they are are all characterized versions of a capitalistic social order whose only difining characteristic is a debate over balanced mathmatical equations and how they relate to morality.

Hank Morgan, Willy Loman, and Henry David Thoreau, are all characterized versions of a capitalistic social order whose only difining characteristic is a debate over balanced mathmatical equations and how they relate to morality. That is, the characters and the context they are set in, embody common American ideals, and are tied together in terms of underlying themes and morality.

For example, if Hank Morgan is "practical", "barren of sentiment", and able to "make anything a body wanted", then he is generally thought of as the typical self-reliant American dreamer who is proud of his self-sufficiency. Opposite of Morgan is Thoreau, who's ideals are as much of a stereotype as Morgan's. Thoreau held commonly accepted American ideals up against the basic needs of human survival, and decided that Americans were in fact living a Dream of freeding, but also they were denying...

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