Willy Loman In Willy Of A Salesman

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Willy Loman is trapped in his life, often being suffocated by the things around him, but what is really trapping him in these “bricks and windows, bricks and windows” is himself. Willy is trapping himself from achieving success. In his head, success is thought as the same by everyone else in the society, to be rich, have kids, and a house. The reason why Willy himself can’t achieve it, is because of the things in his life happening around him that makes his mind think differently. For example, his two sons. Willy had thought highly of them back when they were younger, especially Biff because they were both hotshots at their high school. Even Biff admits that his dad pressured him to much to do well in school, which led him to getting nowhere in life saying “Biff: I stole myself out of every good job since high school! Willy: And whose fault is that? Biff: And I never got anywhere because you blew me so full of hot air I could never stand taking orders from anybody! That’s whose fault it is! Willy: I hear that! Linda: Don’t, Biff!” (131). This conversation Willy had with Biff had changed his mindset on how he raised his child, he once thought he was motivating his sons but it ended up making his sons so pressured to not end up doing anything with their life. When Willy had come home from a business trip to see his sons broke and jobless not even achieving success themselves, it had ruin Willy’s success as well, wanting his children to exceed in life.

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