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The Art of Sacrifice in The Great Gatsby and "Death of a Salesman"

Summary: Is society responsible for the sacrifices an individual makes? Both F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby and Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" explore the notion of individual sacrifice in pursuit of the American Dream, which society created along with the means through which to pursue it. The protagonists in both stories gave the ultimate sacrifice in this pursuit. How much responsibility for this sacrifice should rest with society, and how much should rest with the individuals themselves?
"The relationship between an individual and his or her society is responsible of the sacrifices he or she makes."

"The relationship between an individual and his or her society is responsible of the sacrifices he or she makes." This statement questions the role society plays in the actions and sacrifices of the individual. This can be examined through the study of the two texts "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. In both texts, the notion of sacrifice; giving up something of value or importance for somebody or something considered more worthy; is explored through the pursuit of the American Dream. The Dream that anyone can, by exercise of will power and energy achieve anything, especially wealth which brings happiness is central to the plot of both texts. In...

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