Death In Willy Loman's Death Of A Salesman

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Willy Loman’s decisions are responsible for his death in Death of a Salesman. For example, Willy’s tendency to blow his son’s football game out of proportion and brag about it gives a sense that he is self-centered. At the beginning of the play Willy states “The way Biff used to simonize that car? The dealer refused to believe there was eighty thousand miles on it” (8). Notably here, Willy tries to make the model T his family owned seem to be the greatest car in the world. This occurs constantly throughout the play with Willy misrepresenting anything, which causes the people around Willy to dislike him, further alienating Willy and leading him to fall further into depression. Similarly Willy’s decision to lie is also responsible for his death.

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