Since the very beginning of the play, we realize the essential role of dreams and reminiscences in Willy Loman's life because he seems to live in his own world. Indeed, as soon as he comes back home, we learn that this day, he wasn't able to drive all the way to the place he was supposed to go working. In fact, the car kept going off on to the shoulder because he couldn't stop dreaming and didn't manage to be concentrated enough on the road. He explains that he was looking at the scenery and had strange thoughts. At this point, we can assume that even if he is disturbed by his dreams, he is conscious of the frontier between his dreams and reality. However, we quickly realize that this is not true because he confesses, then, that he is sure he was driving his red Chevvy this day, whereas he replaced this old car a long time ago.
[...] It does lead to an over presence of the state in French cites whereas American ghettoes are desertified by the state. In addition, people living in projects in the Red and in the Black belt are experiencing a different position as far as the labor market is concerned. American inhabitants of projects are still integrated but only marginalized as ‘working poors' in the labor market while French inhabitants of banlieues are touched by long term unemployment that completely separates them from the labor market. [...]
[...] If it can be said that both ghettoes share some morphological features highlighted by the phenomenon of riots in France, it cannot be denied that Wacquant's contrast is still relevant. Secondly, it must be argued that even if the French riots seem invalid to Wacquant's contrast, in fact this account is still valid and can also be emphasized by the French riots. Indeed, if saying that projects in USA and France have morphological similarities might be true, it cannot be simplified to argue that the exactly same phenomenon is taking place in both areas. [...]
[...] The intensity, spread and duration of these riots make them a novel phenomenon. Moreover, the urban violence was perpetrated against other inhabitants of these ghettoes. It can be said that the French society is experiencing the same kind of riots as Los Angeles in the 1960s. The French riots underlined the existence of a invisible wall segregating society in two parts in a new perspective. Moreover, some argue that these events emphasized the process of radicalization of French ghettoes. The second generations of immigrants are victims of a strong exclusion and discrimination. [...]
[...] The assessment of both riots underlines the only one death caused by the French riots and fifty two deaths after the Los Angeles riots. All these evidences tend to valid Wacquant's contrast of various degree, impact and nature of violence. Furthermore, French riots were not as racial as Los Angeles riots and can better be understood as a youth revolt against rest of the social world' than by a revolt of second generation of immigrants. Secondly, let us have a look at the reasons that make it possible to say that both ghettoes are distinctive. [...]
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