How do people live up to their dreams or why don’t they?

Posted: January 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

Everyone growing up has some kind of aspirations or goals that they want to achieve in life. For most people, it’s getting a certain job they like or making a lot of money. The key to achieving goals in life is hard work; if someone really wanted something, and they were willing to work for it, they would have a pretty good chance of getting what they want. On the other hand, if they just skim through life, waste their opportunities, and just hope for the best without doing anything about it, they will most likely not get it.

This relates to the story in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in which many of the characters have dreams and aspirations. Biff is a good example of someone who had dreams but did not work for them, since he never studied. Willy had dreams of being popular and rich, but obviously neither of those came true either. Happy achieved what he thought were his dreams, like money, an apartment, and plenty of women, but even with all that did not seem content with his life.


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