Death of the Salesman

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Life of Willy Loman In the play ¡§The Death of a Salesman¡¨ the main character of the play is Willy Loman. Willy Loman is a salesman and he thinks that being a salesman is the great achievement of his life. Even when he got fired from the job he is still thinks of himself as a salesman. Also Willy Loman has problems with his son Biff. As Willy grew older, he has trouble distinguishing between the past and present, between illusion and reality, and is often lost in flashbacks in most of the story. Willy Loman is a 60 years old man with a wife named Linda and two sons named Biff and Happy. He traveled between states every week for the past thirty years tries to sale his company¡¦s products. At Willy Loman earlier life, his brother Ben offered him a chance to have a great adventure and get rich at the same time by exploring Alaska. Willy Loman refuses to go with his brother and tell him he wanted to be a salesman. He considered salesman is the greatest job a man can ever have. People will respect and love him. He got that idea by looking at an eighty-four year¡¦s old man named Dave Singlemen who died as a salesman. Willy thought he could make a living by just goes to any city or just pick up the phone just like D Continue...

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Eventually Biff failed Math and Biff went to Boston to see Willy Loman hoping Willy can talk to Mr. Because he worked for the company for the past thirty years, he started to think that his boss Howard will let him stay and work in New York without going to the road. Later Willy even tell Bernard to give answers to Biff during the math exam so Biff can pass the class and go to college without first tell Biff to study. Biff cried to Willy for understanding. He thinks his son is unique and has a great personality. He tried crashing his car couple times. At one point of his life he did make over hundred dollars a week which was considered to be a lot of money during the thirty's. But because Willy only wants to be a salesman, he refused the job and told Charley he already had a great job as a salesman. Also he tells Howard he should be respected by saying In those days there was personality in it, Howard. At the end although not many people showed up at Willy Loman's funeral, he still got the respect of his family. Charley offered Willy a job that Willy didn't have to go on the road. At the moment Willy realized that his son loved him. Biff told Willy that he turns out to what he is today is all because of Willy and he is sick of Willy think of him as a salesman all the time. There was respect, and comradeship, and gratitude in it. But when Bernard gets to the business world, Bernard won't be as successful as Biff because Bernard doesn't have personality.


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