Biff has come home because he has just been released from jail, has no job and has nowhere to go.Why does willy get so angry at howard? Willy is so angry at howard because willy was once promised(by howards father) a position that willy now needs, however in the present howard is unwilling to offer willy such a position. Willy is also angry because howard fires willy.What is the point of Willy’s talking about Dave Singleman to Howard?Willy tells howard about dave singleman because dave was willy’s inspiration. Willy tells howard about dave to try and show howard that he can still to be useful in an office position despite his old age.Why does willy get so angry at Bernard?Willy gets so upset at Bernard because Bernard asks him about what happened in boston with biff. This makes willy feel guilty as he was caught by biff in boston having an affair, which resulted in biff not attending summer school and flunking school altogether.
In a somewhat sub-plot, Biff wants to try again at his city life and get a good job that will not only take care of his families’ financial problems, but will also make his father proud of him. Another sub-plot suggests that Willy once had an affair, this somewhat strained his relationship with his son. The overall inciting incident of the play is when the mother tells Biff about what’s really going on with his father. That they’ve been borrowing money to pay their bills, their father drives all over the country and doesn’t actually sell anything. She also tells her two sons about how their father is suicidal and she has found a piece of rubber tubing in the basement that he will use to kill himself.
A seed can be associated with a future and foundation for life; when the seed is no longer present, a future is positive future is in sight. Willy Loman abandoned his dream of going to Alaska and making his fortune and instead pursued the “life of a salesman” in New York. Miller’s usage of gardening as a metaphor for success and failure signifies Willy intuitively acknowledged his profession as a salesman was a poor choice, given his natural inclinations. Though his family roots were in sales (Ben stated their father was a successful salesman), Willy never blossomed into the Dave Singleman figure he idolized. Willy’s continual daydream where his brother, Ben appeared showed that Willy truly regretted his choice of becoming a salesman.
When Victor and Thomas come to the trailer where people find Victor’s father, the first thing comes to Victor’s mind is there might be something valuable in there and where his father’ money is. Moreover, Thomas saves Victor’s life in the past by rescuing him from thousands of wasps. It is unbelievable that Victor goes to his old job to ask for money for his personal problem; even after the tribal council tries to explain that they are having the difficulties in finance and the fund providing against similar situations is just used to bring trial members’ bodies, Victor still insists to have some money. Moreover, it is no doubt that Victor cares so much about the possession which his father may leave for him that
One play in which a character challenges the beliefs of others is Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”. In the play main character Willy Loman challenges the beliefs of his son Biff and friend Charley. Miller effectively uses dramatic techniques such as symbolism and foreshadowing to portray these differences in beliefs. Willy believes in the ‘American Dream’ and believes that you have to be successful in life to be happy. Throughout the play Miller has Willy boast about his life to his family telling them how he is “vital in New England” and that “if old man Wagner were alive” he’d be in “charge of New York by now”.
This evidently shows us that the writer did not add them to the novel to serve one small, simple purpose. By critically looking at the McPheron brothers it can be said that Raymond is more optimistic compared to Harold. For instance, on pg. 58 Harold and Raymond have a little quarrel about how it could and couldn’t snow tonight. Raymond looks at the possibility of how it could snow even though his brother is giving him all these facts of how it is too cold and too dry to snow.
There he wrote for the Michigan Daily, the student paper, and completed his first play, No Villain. Arthur Miller was inspired to create much of the conflict in his play, Death of a Salesman, on his relationship with his uncle, Manny Newman. Miller had actually written a short story about an unsuccessful salesman in his youth but discarded it. After meeting with his uncle in 1947 in Boston, Arthur Miller reworked his play to include the conflicted relationship among he and his uncle into his characters and the plot of the play. Newman was a man who refused to accept failure, and demanded the appearance of great confidence in his family.
Willy’s oldest son Biff finally confronted these feelings in the end of the play and discovered his true identity, thus avoiding the same fate as his father. In a scene where Willy begs his brother Ben to stay with him a few more days, Willy reveals feelings of inadequacy and inferiority. He begs “Can’t you stay a few days? You’re just what I need, Ben, because I- - I have a fine position here, but I - - well, Dad left when I was such a baby and I never had a chance to talk to him and I still feel - - kind of temporary about myself.” (Arp, Johson, and Perrine 1475). The dashes, which represent self conscious pauses,
The green light to Gatzby was the symbol of his dream, which was to marry Daisy. In Death of a Salesman, Willy is also illusionary, and frequently has flashbacks of better times in his life. In one situation, Willy is “talking” to Ben, his dead brother, and his family is confused. “What’re you talking about” (Miller 46)? Willy often confused other with his flashbacks; Charley in this situation.
Success in the business world would lead to a comfortable life filled with materials. This is Willy Loman’s depiction of the “American Dream”. In this section, Willy gives a brief depiction of his version of what he wants the American dream to be, “That’s why I thank Almighty God you’re both built like Adonises. The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets head. Be liked” (Miller 20.21).