Analysis Of ' Death Of A Salesman ' By Arthur Miller

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Webster once said,“Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.” Lying refers to the action in which one alters or conceals the truth as a means to deceive. The act is one that often seems to have beneficial short term gains but unfortunately, this effect is strongly opposed by reality, which always catches up. Not only does a person’s duplicity seriously affect their accountability, it often leads to inner battles with hypocrisy. This self-deception involves a lot of confusion regarding the nature of ones beliefs, ideals, and principles. Such situations can lead to two very different, yet life changing conclusions, self-realization or misconception of reality. Death of a Salesman, a tragic play by Arthur Miller, explores the effects of such deception through the character Willy Loman and the consequences of his decisions. It does so by addressing the mental and financial struggles associated with achieving the American Dream whilst showing readers the significance of acceptance and how lies and deception can lead to unhealthy relationships and a disgruntled view of ones self. Willy Loman is an aging businessman with a very insincere persona. As his deluded being is unraveled with each lie, it proves destructive for others, and himself. This is seen immediately when Willy is first introduced and lies about the reason behind his early arrival. When asked by his wife, Linda, who is already suspicious, he tells her “I’m tired to…
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