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    end up worth more dead than alive.” This is said by Willy Loman in Act 2 of the play “Death of a Salesman.” Willy is a 63-year-old man who has been a salesman for 34 years working for the same company. As he ages, his sales decrease due to his lack of strength and pep. The opening quote is Willy reflecting on his worthlessness of all the years that he spent working. Once Willy gets fired he feels as though he has nothing left. This is not how Willy pictured his life and this ends up alienating him

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    Before even beginning to read ‘Death of a Salesman’, we know what the play is going to be about from the given title. However, this play is much more than just a death of a salesman, it’s about the death of the promise of the American Dream. At heart, it’s about the protagonist’s desire for success, respect, and status — and failure to achieve it. The play opens with a huge chunk of precise stage directions, immersing the reader in a vivid description of the Loman house and its surrounding area

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    This modernized tragedy, Death of a Salesman, illustrated the last days of life for poor Willy Loman. Realistic dramas, emotionally, physiologically, and spiritually, this action-filled play occurred in the present. When the play goes back into the past, it makes the audience feel as if they have drifted into the past, almost like a dream. In some of the scenes, Biff and Happy appeared as if they are in high school, but only their father, Willy, can see them. This method is often referred to as using

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    Name: Abanob Salib Professor: Beth Copeland Date: 4th December 2014 Analyze the role of the pf the protagonist of a salesman. Is Willy Loman a tragic hero? Willy Loman, the protagonist in Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman, is a character lacks self-confidence. Willy passionately believes in the American Dream as a way to achieve accomplishments and be wealthy, however he does not accomplish it and his sons too. His sons struggle to do their father's hopes, while Willy’s delusions starts to

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    possible lead in our time – the heart and spirit of the average man” (Miller). When Miller wrote his own book, The Death of a Salesman, he really displayed this ideal. The Death of a Salesman is a tragic novel incorporating many of Miller’s “requirements” for a tragedy and most of all the main character, Willy Loman, is the spirit of an average man.

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    Willy Loman, many reader’s see him as a hero in the novel “Death of a Salesman”, while others see him as a villain. Though Willy killed himself for his family, so Biff can get his insurance money to start a business; readers can see him as being a villain because he put his wife and kids in pain. But he can also be seen as a hero for thinking of his family rather than himself. It is not stated if he is either a villain or a hero, the evidence show’s he can be one or the other. Willy could be

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    Willy Loman: Failure of a Man In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is an example of a failure as a good father. He did not discipline his sons well by not punishing them. He did not set a good example to his sons by not admitting his faults. He did not make his family his number one priority. Instead, it was his work, coming before his family, his friends, and even himself. Not only is Willy Loman not a good father and husband, but he was a failure by not becoming successful, not

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    “Death of a Salesman,” written by Arthur Miller, takes place during the 1950s. As my mother says about my her mother, it was the time when many families, including my grandmother, wanted to keep up with the Joneses. They wanted new everything, from a new house and vehicle to whatever the next door neighbor had. However, new and nice things did not come easy for some people as easy as it did for others, such as my grandmother. Willy Loman likes to stay in a fantasy world rather than the real world

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    Willy Loman is confused and frustrated with his life and his mind is drifting away more and more from the reality. Nevertheless, while his family and his professional life collapses, he still refuses to adapt to the reality of the modern society and hide himself behind his dreams. He is at the end of his life, broken and under physiological stress and refuses anything that could help him to get out of it i.e. his neighbor offered a job several times and even when he had no job he did not accept it

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    Willy Loman’s character in Death of a Salesman portrays him as a tragic hero. Willy Loman continued to want his recognition and his reputation but never forgets about his family. These characteristics describe him as a tragic hero in Death of a Salesman. Willy Loman’s tragic flow leads him to purse the idea that reputation in society has more relevancies in life than knowledge and education to survive in the business. His grand error of wanting recognition drove him crazy and insane and lead to

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    released a play called Death of a Salesman which involves the struggle of the Loman family. In 1985, August Wilson released a play called Fences which involves the struggle of the Loman family. Both the Maxson and Loman family can relate to each other with the same issue. They both deal with financial problems, a dysfunctional father, and the father’s affair. Both Troy Maxson and Willy Loman cannot get along with their own families. The difference between Troy Maxson and Willy Loman is that racial discrimination

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    Acting out the life of a secondhand salesman and a desperate housewife, Willy Loman and Amanda Wingfield depict a never-ending display of actions that prevent them from ever achieving fulfillment. Lao Tzu is famously quoted for saying “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” However, both Willy and Amanda create an environment of deceit, abandonment, and lack of freedom proving that they are poor leaders, burdening

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    Willy Loman is the main character, who struggles to differentiate between idealism and reality situations among the events occurred through his time as a salesman. Throughout the play “Death of a Salesman,” Miller portraits Willy as a “well-known salesman” in Boston as the “New England man” yet, in reality Willy appears to be merely a salesman in a firm. The play suggests Mr. Loman desires his oldest son, Biff Loman, to become an ideal successful salesman, “He could be big in no time” yet Biff is

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    Ben Loman is Willy Loman's wealthy older brother, in the play, Death of a Salesman. The few times Ben appears in the story is in Willy’s imagination due to the fact that he is dead. Ben is a role model to Willy for many reasons. Ben appears exclusively as a false image and is not real like the remaining of the characters. Since Willy is "haunted" to some degree by Ben, it suggests a relation to his failed ambitions. In addition to being haunted by his older brother, Willy also thinks of himself as

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    Willy Loman from “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller is a tragic hero. A tragic hero is someone who has a judgement error and inevitably ends up destroying himself. Miller believes that the common man makes the best tragic hero as we want to be seen as a image and or not be thrown away. That fear, which he believes is very strong today, is what makes us the best tragic hero. I would take the stance that Willy Loman is a tragic hero. Willy starts to show signs of flaw of judgement, reversal of

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    Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman is a play written in 1949 by Arthur Miller. Miller received a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for the Best Play, and today many people still enjoy reading it. Death of a Salesman took place in the 1940’s and is about a man named Willy Loman and his family. The play discusses the hardships the family goes through and how the family tries to get through them. Willy Loman is a salesman who lives in New York City. He lives with his wife, Linda, and has

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    The Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller. A book about an old man whose occupation is a salesman. The story takes place in Brooklyn Manhattan, in a nice quite neighborhood and the main protagonists is named Willy Loman. Willy Loman main goal in life was to succeed and make a name for himself but since he didn’t achieve it, he passed on that dream to his two sons. From Willy Loman point of view his second son did make a named out of himself but for his first son, that dream of success didn’t

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    one might fabricate. For example, in Death of a Salesman, the characters’ view of Willy Loman drastically changes over the course of the play. In the Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller exploits the audience’s view of Willy’s character throughout the play via his interactions with others. To start, Willy is first characterized as a successful, esteemed salesman. Willy would frequently tell Biff and Happy of the admiration others had for him; for example, Willy informed his boys of how he met the

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    Miller’s “A Death of a Salesman” transcribes about the flashbacks and struggles that Willy Loman is going through in his life. Willy, sees himself as a superior salesman, whose life is falling apart all around him and does not know how to cope with the changes he is enduring. Not only is he affected by it, but others around him as his wife and sons are too. Having high expectations for yourself is good, but to much can be a troublesome matter for you and for others in your life. As a salesman for the

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    In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, the protagonist, Willy Loman, constantly struggles to make ends meet and cannot achieve success. Willy Loman is a 63-year old travelling salesman who lives with his wife, Linda Loman, and his two sons, Happy and Biff. Willy is concerned with wealth and success, and believes appearance is responsible for achieving both. However, this is not true: Willy fails to acknowledge his misconception, inevitably resulting in mental collapse and death. Likewise, in D.H

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