Death Of A Salesman Willy's Suicide

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Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman follows travelling salesman Willy Loman’s reluctant expedition into despair as he battles with his delusions. He ultimately loses this war and commits suicide. Suffice it to say, Willy was a victim to his fate because his failure to achieve the American Dream and his relationships forced him to inevitably commit suicide. For Willy Loman, the American Dream –– the opportunity of prosperity and success through hard work –– was an attainable goal. However, after years of diligence and patience, Willy unfortunately floundered on his climb towards success and was left high and dry. Through Willy’s conversation with Stanley, a waiter at Frank’s Chop House, the audience notices…show more content…
To begin with, his relationship with his sons, Biff and Happy, is nonetheless strained, especially after not being able to achieve the success that he told them was so easy to take hold of. Willy’s sons received different traits from their old man, and as such, can be seen by the reader as two separate personifications of his fragile psyche. Biff, for starters, represents Willy’s acknowledgment of his failure. In the altercation with his dad near the conclusion of the story, Biff tells…show more content…
Since no one was there to pamper him, he sought a substitute and maintained a mistress, simply known as the Woman. She becomes to Willy’s go-to person whenever he’s on a business trip. Though her primary purpose for him is sex, comfort, and company, the Woman provides a deeper insight to Willy’s self. This is exemplified when she calls him “the saddest self-centeredest [sic] soul” that she ever saw (Miller 1351). In some manner, the Woman is the ultimate personification of the American Dream. Her aura exudes both seduction and warmth. Willy refers to her as a buyer when young Biff catches them in the hotel (Miller 1353). Therefore, Willy does not only find her feminine charisma appealing, but her success, as

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