Compare And Contrast Bloom And Willy Loman

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Willy Loman and Edward Bloom are both unhappy with their realities, and fabricate elaborate lies as a way to manufacture a life more suited to their expectations. Edward lies in order to make his dull reality become more interesting and exciting, whereas Willy lies in order to make his ordinary life seem more in line with that of the American Dream. The fact that Willy lies to himself and his family around him in order to seem “well liked” shows this holds great importance to him. When Willy eventually begins to realize how little his life is like his expectations, and how little he feels he has accomplished, he feels as if he is boxed in, and has to “break [his] neck to see” the hope and opportunities he felt in the past with this feeling
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