Death Of A Salesman Character Analysis

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In the play “Death of a Salesman” the character Willy is a man living in the heart of the late 1940’s when more cars and appliances are being manufactured and he is trying to obtain the best things for his family. The main theme is The American dream/ Nightmare all in one play. Willy Loman starts to want materialistic things that is in the world, and this is clear that the only thing he is really concerned about is keeping up with the people around him in terms of success and possessions. Throughout the play, he constantly mentions the fact that he is running out of money and can no longer pay for their new things and he regrets the fact he could not go out of the country with Ben. This is how the stage is set for a tragedy in the life of Willy Loman.…show more content…
Willy believes candidly in the American Dream of apparent success and wealth, but he never accomplish this success. Neither does his sons fulfill his hope that they will succeed where he has been defeated. When Willy’s illusion begin to fail under the demanding realities of his life, his mental health begins to disentangle. While he acquired a professional understanding of himself and the elementary nature of the sales profession, Willy fails to realize his personal failure and deception of his soul and family through micro0scopic artifice of his life. Linda Loman the loyal and loving wife shows in the last line in the play ‘we’re free’ ironic because they are finally able to pay off all debt and be free of any burden only due to Willy’s killing himself for the insurance money. Now when it comes to his brother Ben and Willy they both fuel the insatiable greed at the heart of the American dream theme. They both equate happiness with economic

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