Elliot Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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Elliot Miller was not a wealthy man, he came from a hard-working yet very poor family as neither of his parents had completed college. His mother was a freelance hairstylist and his father was unemployed but would sometimes do construction work with some of his old friends. From a very young age, Elliot looked down on his parents for what they had done with their lives and swore that he would be better than them. Even as he got older this never changed, he would constantly remind them that someday he was going to be rich with a happy family while they were going to be stuck in poverty. But when Elliot reached his junior year in high school he fell in with the wrong crowd and started smoking weed. As he got older this became more and more of …show more content…

He was going up to random people in his school offering them good deals on what he was selling, telling them that it would change their lives for the better. He did not care that all of these once-healthy students were now relying on drugs to get by. That was until one day he sold someone the drugs that would later end their life and end up getting Elliot caught by the police. The story of this person's death was all over the news, he knew the police would be looking for who sold the person the drugs and that everyone would immediately point fingers at him. He had been the top seller at his school yet he had never considered the possibility of what could happen if he got caught. He did not care about the life he had taken, he only cared that he was now about to lose everything he had worked so hard for. He was making double his parents' yearly salary and had only been selling for a little over 8 …show more content…

Elliot was forced to spend all of the money he had made in the last 8 months on bail and the best lawyers he could find. He was found guilty on the charges of drug trafficking and murder in the 3rd degree. He will spend 20-40 years in a prison not far from where he grew up. His parents were in the courtroom when the judge revealed the verdict and they even testified against him. His father told stories of how he was always a very greedy child even though he was raised in a loving home, and his mother formally apologized to the family of the deceased for what her son had done to their child. Their closing statements were that they were disowning Elliot and they will spend the rest of their lives trying to repay the family for what has happened. Still, even after listening to hours of people talking about the tragedy all Elliot could think about is all of the money he would now be

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