Death Of A Salesman

Death Of A Salesman

Miller portrays his main character, Willy Loman, not as an evil, selfish person, but as a well meaning yet misguided person. Willy is a common man, who is not anything special, nor ever was he. He chose to follow the American dream, and that was the cause of his demise.

I asked a few people as to what they believed was the American dream. One person said that the American dream was to be wealthy. Another person told me that the American dream was to have a perfect, successful family. Willy not only agreed with these beliefs, but he also lived by them. One flaw with the American dream is that it tends to produce selfish individuals who will do anything for personal gain.

Willy focuses all his attention on Biff, as he believes that he has the best qualities in order to become successful. Biff originally believed in the American dream until he went to Boston and witnessed Willy?s affair. This discovery crushed Biff and he realized that his father was a phony. Biff?s emotions exploded in a fit of anger as he began to yell, ?You fake! You phony little fake! You fake!? at his father (act

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