Death of a sales man Essay

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No one has a perfect life. Everyone has conflices that they must face sooner or later. The ways in which people deal with these personal conflicts can differ as much as the people themselves. Some insist on ignoring the problem as long as possible, while some attack the problem to get it out of the way.      The book of a Salesman, is written by Arthur Miller. It takes place at Willy Loman’s - A 63 year old once popular salesman who’s lost his popularity and sales, not to mention his mind, small house in New York surrounded by apartments. Biff, a thirty-four year old son of Willy who has been searching for himself while working on farms in the west to the dismay of his father, returns from the west to visit his…show more content…
     First of all, in America, education is very important to succeed. The Loman family doesn’t have concern with there sons education, especially Biff. Throughout their lives Willy devotes himself to coaching them, almost like an older teammate, in the technigues for winning the striving game. He stresses those tactics he believes to be the keys to achievement: popularity, congeniality, physical powess, and attractiveness. Willy never tells the boys they need skill, he sedulously encourages them. An example would be when when Willy says, “That’s why I thank Almighty God you’re both built like Adonises. Because the man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead.” (Act One, page 33) Charley’s family exemplifies conformity accepting both the goal of success and the approved routes to its attainment. To Charley the value he places on education is more and more often the path to occupational achievement. Bernard learns his lessons well; he is groomed by the school system. Bernard is the symbolic import of his career, the meaning of appearing as a lawyer before the Supreme Court. The scene between Bernard and Willy in Charley’s office and the ensuing conversation Willy has with Charley underlina again the distinctions between a fulfilling and an unfulfilling conformity. We have the contrast of charm vs. competitence, seeming vs. doing: WILLY: The
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