Who Is Willy Loman's Death Of A Salesman

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The death of a salesman sheds a light on how our mental models and beliefs about the world is shaping our dreams, ambitions and, most importantly, our sense of self-worth. Willy Loman is an average salesman for which 'social acceptance' is of utmost importance. This constant need for acceptance and external validation is at the root of his problems. He is putting a lot of stress and expectations on himself and his children, in particular Biff, for all the wrong reasons and without a solid and healthy plan to achieve them. Willy is not believing in hard work and is merely dreaming about success. When he starts to realize that neither himself nor his sons will achieve the 'greatness' and success he is imagining, he is partially losing contact

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