In Death of a
Salesman, we meet the Loman Family. There is Willy, the traveling
salesman, Linda, the stay at home wife and mother of Biff and
Happy. We learn about who the characters are and what the Loman
family goes through. We see that the main character Willy is all
about being successful. He is all about making money and being
popular. He is trying to instill the idea of the American Dream and
success into Biff and Happy. We learn about the life of Willy and
his journey through his sales and home life.
Throughout the story, we meet the main character Willy. He is an ordinary man who is a traveling salesman. He believes that he is really successful in his sales, but at his age, we see that he is not really capable to be successful anymore. show more content
Throughout the play, we begin to see all of the lies that he tells. Willy was insecure. In order to make him feel good about himself, he lies to his familyand himself. Willy is not a very well-liked salesman. Hes not even good at what he does. He tells his boss and his family that he is doing well and selling a lot, but in reality, he is lying to make himself seem well-liked. He wants to be successful. He cant come to tell himself the real truth. He knows the truth, but he does not want to believe the truth. One day, he travels to Boston to look for a new job. The night while being in Boston, he has an affair with a woman. His son, Biff travels to Boston to see him. Biff happens to come at a bad time. He discovers that his dad is having an affair and gets mad, resulting in himself leaving. At this point, he now considers his dad to be fake and a liar. Biff and Willy both know about the situation, but neither of them come to tell Linda, Willys wife. He has make people think that everything is going well and that he is still making money, even though he loses his job. After losing his job, he is away from home a lot to make people think that he is still working hard and that he is high up in the business show more content
He believes highly in the American Dream. He is all about working and being successful. He wants to show people that he is well-liked and to show his two sons, Biff and Happy that he is successful. He wants his sons so be successful so he is trying to show them how hard working he is. He raises Biff and Happy to be part of the American Dream. As you later see, Biff is not successful like he was brought up to be. Biff was a thief and couldnt hold any jobs. Happy was just like Willy he had a job, but it was mostly all talk. Willy is just a strong believer in that success and popularity will always result in happiness. He instilled in his sons that big business and money was the main focus. He taught them the wrong idea of the American Dream. Willy influenced his sons in a bad way. Willy always told people that he was better and wealthier than he actually was and carried onto Biff and Happy. When will would ask them how their jobs are going and how much money they are making, they both say that they are doing good and making money. In reality, they are like Willy, pretending that they are more than they actually are. Will lied to everyone about how much he made because he wanted to please everyone. Biff eventually realizes that in order to be successful, it requires working at a job that makes you happy. The other son Biff still thinks that wealth and popularity are the focus in order to be successful. Willy was seeing and instilled the wrong way to
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