The Dark Side of Suicide

645 WordsJan 25, 20183 Pages
The majority of people who commit suicide are psychologically and emotionally deranged. They are unhappy with their life or who they have become and they see death as the way out. They see death as freedom, something that will take them far away from the dreadful life they are living. The character Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller kills himself for this very reason and justifies it by allowing his family to have his $20,000 life insurance policy. As I said before, for many cases in which someone commits suicide, there is something mentally wrong with them. Willy Loman is a prime example of this mental craziness. He is often seen talking to people such as his dead brother, Ben, who he is quite envious of. He often puts on a false appearance to make himself look as if he is a big success. A lot of this stems from not being happy with his job situation. Willy likes to tell magnificent, and overwhelmingly false, stories about his business trips. He says that by just the sound of his name buyers come frantically running to him. In actuality, it is the complete opposite. Linda says it best when she declares: When he brought them business, when he was young, they were glad to see him. But now his old friends, the old buyers that loved him so and always found some order to hand him in a pinch—they’ all dead, retired. He used to be able to make six, seven calls a day in Boston. Now he takes his valises out of the car and puts them back and takes them out again
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