Death of a Salesman and a Raisin in the Sun

Death of a Salesman and a Raisin in the Sun

A common style in society today is that money is the crucial to joy. In A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman the style that money is the root of satisfaction is also present. In A Raisin in the Sun, Walter Lee has such a desire to be rich that he ignores his child and better half. Willy, in Death of a Salesman, is also extremely distracted by the idea of money. First of all, Willy thinks that he requires to be as successful as his bro, Ben, in order to enjoy. He invests his whole life wishing that he had opted for his bro to Alaska.

This is where he got rich and Willy believes that if he had actually chosen Ben, he would be abundant too. Lot of times throughout the play, when Willy is having hallucinations of Ben, he asks him, “How did you do it, Ben?” Likewise, throughout the play, he describes a salesman that remains in his 80’s and is extremely successful. He speaks about how this man is so old, however is still working from his home. He likewise speaks of how this guy is so well liked in all of the cities that he has gone to. Being well liked is essential to Willy since he thinks that if he is well liked throughout the area, he will offer more and therefore become rich like his bro.

In the exact same regard, Walter Lee, from A Raisin in the Sun, has a fascination with money. He believes that he requires to own an alcohol shop to acquire cash and when his mom receives her check, he expects her to provide him the money so that he can meet his dream. When his mother does not offer him the money in the beginning, he rages because he believes that, to be happy, he should own the liquor store. Walter Lee wishes to be a good dad and husband and wishes to be able to attend to his family whatever that they need.

This desire that he has tones his eyes from the reality that he is ignoring them. Lastly, when Walter Lee does get the cash that he requires from his mother for the store, it is taken by one of his company partners. I think that this is when Walter Lee recognizes that cash is not everything and it is not the only method to joy. A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman both have essential ideas that cash can buy joy, when in reality, the primary characters in the plays understand that in fact family is the most crucial thing.