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In the play by Arthur Miller, Willy Loman is not seen as a tragic hero. Willy is not seen as a tragic hero because he is not essentially good throughout any of the play. Although Willy does end up dying leaving the reader feeling little sympathy for Willy he did not deserve to kill himself. As well as by the end of the playWilly Loman had not truly realized how he had been wrong and felt no empathy for is. For these reasons Willy Loman would not be considered a tragic hero.

From the very beginning of the play Willy Loman is not foreseen as a very good man. Although this play is made to be set in the time frame of when women were below men and were expected to wait on them hand and foot. Willy seems to take this a little too far, he treats both his wife and children, Linda, …show more content…
Willy was a very proud man, who required affection and wealth to feel that he had seceded and gone somewhere with his life. These attributes in Willy caused him to become the type of man who cheats, lies, treating people trying to help him poorly, and then pushing these same attributes onto his sons. This is well shown in the poor way he talks to Charley: “Funny y’know? After all highways, and the trains, and the appointments, and the years, you end up worth more dead than alive” (Miller 98). The quote “I ran down eleven flights with a pen in my hand today. And suddenly I stopped... And in the middle of that office building and I saw- the sky. I saw all the things I love in this world... And I looked at the pen and said to myself, what the hell am i grabbing this for? Why am I trying to become something I don’t want to be?” (Miller 132), this is considered to be an important truth by Biff that his father had pushed him into somewhere he does not want to be. Willy Loman is not a tragic

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