Compose a 1500 words essay on Thematic Comparison between Death of a Salesman and Fences. Needs to be plagiarism free!
American Dream is a notion that is of grave importance for the people of 1940s and 50s as a large number of people moved to the land of dreams though once they reached there the dream turned into a nightmare as it only resulted in disillusionment and poverty for most. This thirst for success and prosperity is a major aspect of both the plays although the manner in which the two playwrights deal with this theme is completely different. In Wilson’s play Troy Maxson is the embodiment of an African-American generation that grew up in the post-World War II era and who is finally able to realize the American ideal of life. In his case it is observed that his action of voicing out his dissatisfaction with his job when he says, “All I want them to do is change the job description. Give everybody a chance to drive the truck” reaped him the some fruit of success as he finally got a chance to get a truck to drive which counts as promotion. Moreover it is observed that he followed the American Dream to the hilt as he was not only able to own a house and get a promotion but also his relationship with Alberta is also an expression of sexual freedom which is again an aspect of the American Dream. As he also says in the play, “when I saw that gal [Alberta]…she firmed up my backbone.