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Death Of A Salesman Honesty Analysis

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In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the eldest son, Biff, loses faith in his father because he caught his father having an affair with a woman at the hotel. Before the ordeal, Biff had looked up to his dad and trusted what he said, he believed his father had integrity and after discovering the truth he doesn’t trust that his father is an honest man. This is important in terms of the theme of delusion/avoidance of painful reality because Willy chooses not to be honest to his profession and dreams so he is stuck in a vicious cycle of pain and shame of his life. Willy never face the reality that he isn’t the best business man and that it is just not his dream, he then faces delusions that he is great at his job because he is living the American
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