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and today I will be discussing cultural values and issues within Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman and Melina Marchetta's famous australian film Looking For Alibrandi. You might be wondering what cultural values and issues are, can anyone tell me? Cultural values and issues are the individuals desirable or preferable way of acting or knowing something that is sustained over time and that governs actions or decisions. Today I will only discuss a few issues which include the value of life, cultural issues and relationship issues in both death of a sales man and looking for alibrandi.

The value of life of willy the protagonist in the play is very unique in relation to josie's in the film. According to willy the value of life means two things which is being rich and being popular which is his interpretation of the American dream which he has or ever likely to attain. We are intended to blame Willy for having all the wrong dreams, or rather, for holding onto those dreams long after they come to an end to correspond with reality. This is shown in the requiem, when at his father's funeral, Biff states, "He had the wrong dreams, all wrong." Biff knows that Willy should have stuck to doing things with his hands, instead of sticking to sales, where he did not perform to well. This is backed up by Biff's comment to Charley: " there's more of him in that front stoop than in all the sales he ever made" to which comes his reply, "Yeah. He was a happy man with a batch of cement." Willy's death is seen as the death of a dream. However in the film its different to willy's value of life. She josie does not value the fact that she is an italian. At the beginning of the film, Josie is in her last year of high school at St. Martha’s. She dislikes her culture and family, especially her Nonna. She is concerned about what other people think, and doesn’t know where she belongs. “I’ll run one day. Run for my life. Not as an Australian and not as an Italian and not as an

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