Arthur Miller “Death of a Salesman”

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Arthur Miller “Death of a Salesman” Willy’s dream Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is a play about Willy Loman’s life and it takes place in 1928 (in Willy’s memories) and 1948. As you have already figured out, the main character is Willy Loman. I want to write about his dream which is also an American dream; the dream that Willy was living in, the vision of making big money, having beautiful, talented and athletic children and a lovely loyal wife, basically being successful in every possible way (except spiritually or intellectually) As we can see in Willy’s memories, he started his vision of life when his two sons Biff and Happy were in high school. He was working as a Salesman and had quite a good income. His wife Linda was loyal and obedient. Everybody liked him, especially his kids. Willy was like a model for them. Biff and Happy played football and were really good at it. He was so proud of them that he didn't really care about Biff’s problems, such as when Biff stole a football or had problems in math. Willy always taught Biff and Happy that when a man has a good appearance and makes a good impression, he can achieve everything. But as Continue...


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It's symbolic of his desire to "put himself in the ground by killing himself. Willy to Biff and Happy: "Boys! Boys! Listen to this. The model and great example for Willy was his brother Ben. Linda figures out that he is trying to kill himself and wants the boys to do something about it. He had hard work, because as a salesman he had to travel to the cities all over New England, but he really loved this job. There are problems between children and parents, Willy loses his job because of his mental situation. He is summarizing his life " I always felt that if a man was impressive, and well liked, that nothing. Happy is obsessed with getting women. However the insurance company doesn't pay for suicide, so Linda and her sons probably won't get anything. Bif tries many jobs, goes to technical school for many years after high school but he never stays at any job for long.

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