“Sure, sure! If I’d gone with him to Alaska that time, everything would’ve been totally different”(Act One).
“But in Alaska, kid, I could…”(Act Two).
These lines from the play, a Death of a Salesmen by Arthur Miller, convey the struggle of chasing ones’ dreams. Willy experiences flashbacks that evoke his negative outlook on life due to all the missed opportunities in his past. Miller portrays a character that always seeks the things he doesn’t not have, which causes him to overlook the things he does have. Arthur Miller represents many aspects of Shakespeare’s plays that illuminate human suffrage and joy. Shakespeare includes human nature in a manner that allows the viewer and reader to connect to the play, which enhances the overall meaning. This scenario presents a life lesson that relates Willy’s issues to modern day societal problems. Willy illuminates the mindset of many Americans at the time, who are very resilient in order to achieve their dreams. The dialogue throughout the play includes the thoughts of the characters from the perspective of the narrator. This technique used by Arthur Miller allows the reader to gain insight upon Willy and all his regrets in life. These lines delineate many aspects of the play, which rely upon the thoughts of Willy.