In Death of a Salesman is Miller sympathetic towards capitalism? What does this play say about a system of free entreprise and competition?

In Death of a Salesman is Miller sympathetic towards capitalism? What does this play say about a system of free entreprise and competition?

In Death of a Salesman is Miller sympathetic towards capitalism? What does this play say about a system of free entreprise and competition?

In Death of a Salesman is Miller sympathetic towards capitalism? What does this play say about a system of free entreprise and competition?

Miller’s depiction of Wily and his relationship to the world seems to be the ultimate statement against capitalism.  In a world defined by the “American Dream” and its drive for success in a materialistic or socially deemed manner, Wily and his condition is something that is seen as the negative response to such a predicament.  Essentially, Miller is asking two questions.  The first would be that in a world where everyone is told to “succeed,” what happens to those who don’t?  The second question is more jarring.  If capitalism is predicated upon those who will be successful and those who will not, can it be the fundamental base for a dream such as “the American Dream?”  Is this even fair to subject people to impossible realities that will end up crushing them in the end in order to keep those in the position of power entrenched in their respective positions?  When Miller suggests that the play is about the matrix that most people face in their lives, it seems to be a severe questioning of capitalism and the free market principles that have lulled Americans to sleep in presuming that this mode of existence is a perfectly morally/ ethical one.
In Death of a Salesman is Miller sympathetic towards capitalism? What does this play say about a system of free entreprise and competition?
In Death of a Salesman is Miller sympathetic towards capitalism? What does this play say about a system of free entreprise and competition?
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In Death of a Salesman is Miller sympathetic towards capitalism? What does this play say about a system of free entreprise and competition?
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