Death Of A Salesman Insecurity Analysis

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Ahmir Minnis Mrs. Noel English III 3 March 2018 Death of a Salesman Analysis Insecurity in Death of a Salesman [Hook] In the play, Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller, insecurity portrays an important role throughout the play towards the character Willy and his demeanor towards his own family members, neighbors, and acquaintance. Because of Willy’s depressive, frantic-like state he shows different levels of insecurity and how much pride he has in order to sustain or cover for his insecurity by being dishonest, well liked, his teachings, delusional, and leads to his suicide at the end of the play. Willy’s pride is among the many ways he uses to overcome his in secureness. Willy’s security is demonstrated in his prideful behavior,…show more content…
Willy’s insecurity regarding his sons Biff and Happy’s, future is so great that he deludes himself into believing they will be successful even though they’re just average men. Willy believes that Biff will pass even though he is flunking math (27). Willy believed Biff was a salesman for Bill Oliver (83). Also believed that his sons would have their own business “The Loman Line”. Erstwhile Willy starts to hallucinate as a result of his guilty and regretful decisions for failing his sons thus reminisces on the better times he shared with them, although he is also haunted by his insecurities as his own…show more content…
He wants to be just as good as his father was a previous salesman and inventor. He also wants to be successful like Ben, however Ben took a risk and worked hard, rather than Willy who believes his charm will be able to let him take flight in the world. He is very insecure about how people view and treat him. When comparing himself to Charley, Willy claims that Charley “he’s liked, but not well liked,” then contradicts himself saying that “ they respect him because he’s a man of few words”(24) Charley then confronts Willy about his philosophy that being well liked leads to

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