What three points show that the theme of the American Dream is found in The Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman?
The American Dream, and its destruction, are primary themes in both works.
1. Jay Gatsby and Willie Loman are both dreamers who work to succeed and thereby shape the futures they dream for themselves. When he was young, Gatsby (as Jimmy Gatz) worked hard, stayed true to some core American values, and tried to better himself through study. Willie Loman worked hard and honestly as a salesman as he and Linda made a home for their two sons.
2. Gatsby and Loman...
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