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The importance of dreams

The importance of dreams. Death of a Salesman. Respond to this idea. How does this apply to Whose Reality?. American’s love a dream.

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The importance of dreams

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  1. The importance of dreams Death of a Salesman

  2. Respond to this idea

  3. How does this apply to Whose Reality?

  4. American’s love a dream • That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe or hiring somebody's son. That we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted -- or at least, most of the time. • BARACK OBAMA

  5. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.Walt Disney • A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.Colin Powell

  6. Like really love it… • Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean • Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.Usher • The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.Oprah Winfrey

  7. Oh and this… I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." -MLK, Jnr

  8. What about these stories? • Scarface • Forrest Gump • Rocky • Pretty Woman • Pursuit of Happyness

  9. Death of a Salesman • Examines the American dream and the problem it can cause for reality. • Willy believes that anyone can make it, especially if they are good looking, popular and well liked. • Watch this video.

  10. The American Dream • The American Dream is the capitalist belief that if you work hard enough you can be a success in America. However, the success that the dream aspires to is based on money and power. In Willy’s mind it is also linked with being ‘well-liked’. Biff realizes that being true to yourself is a more important success. Howard’s treatment of Willy shows how destructive the pursuit of this dream can be.

  11. The American Dream • Howard lays Willy off when he can no longer generate money for the company which enrages Willy: ‘You can’t eat the orange and throw the peel away- a man is not a piece of fruit.’ Willy’s adherence to the dream means that he buys status symbols on credit that he cannot afford to keep payments up on. It is ironic the that Will’s funeral is on the day that the last mortgage payment is made.

  12. Respond to this with reference to the play– What happens if our reality doesn’t match our dreams?

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