Glass Meangerie – Death Of Salesman – Raising In Sun In the stories, ³The Glass Menagerie², ³Death of A Salesman², and ³Raisin in the Sun², there are many things in common. The most common thing in all of them I felt was how all the families all had ³American² problems. In ³The Glass Menagerie², the ³American² problem was a family dealing with an ill member. It also dealt with a mother who was delusional and not the nicest person. In ³Death of a Salesman² the main ³American² problem was alcohol. Alcoholism is something that affects most families.
IN this play the family was also struggling to keep up with things which is something most of us face in life. Adultery also took place in this play which takes place unfortunately in some families in America. ³Raisin in the Sun² as old as it might be, dealt with the prejudice that is every where even in today¹s world. American¹s are constantly dealing with criticism for being the wrong color, overweight, or even in some cases the wrong religion. The other ³American² problem¹s were the father drinking and the issue of abortion. Abortion is something that has taken place more in society every day.
All these families despite there problems had a genuine thing in common. That thing was wanting their families to be better. In ŒThe Glass Menagerie², all the mother wanted was for her daughter to have someone to take care of her which was important to her. IN ³Death of a Salesman², Willy only wanted the best for his family. He struggled in his job and was always upset when he couldn¹t reach his goal of buying something for his family.
He wanted to better his career for his family. In ³Raisin in the Sun², the main character Beneatha¹s (head of the house) son wanted to for fill his dreams in order to create a better life for his family. He was frustrated when he realized that he might not even be able to put pearls around his wife¹s neck ³like every wife should have², according to him.