Corruption of Moral Values and Spiritual Decay in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross

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Ali Hadi Mulla Al Adilee


David Mamet (1947) is one of the most distinctive dramatists in American literature. He wrote more than thirty five plays and many of them directed by himself. Glengarry Glen Ross (1984), a play for which he was achieved Pulitzer Prize. It truly relates to real estate salesman whose company has forced a ruthless regimen. Mamet in Glengarry Glen Ross shows how these salesmen ignored the moral values and believed in lying, cheating and manipulating others in any possible ways. Moreover, this article attempts to analyze this play based on Lyotard's notions of meta-narratives. The result will show how the inalienable right of life, liberty and quest of happiness turn into a competition in the business world, more so the land oh dream has become a lottery in which one will reach and gain money by beating the others.

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