Happiness In Death Of A Salesman Essay

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In the play, “The Death of a Salesman” the concept of happiness is briefly looked into, in this essay, we will be analyzing the idea of happiness as it was presented in the play. In layman's terms the idea of happiness is the idea of having emotions that involve such things as joy, excitement, and having a interesting life. What happiness also relates to is the act of having a fulfilling life, achieving your goals, but at the end of the day happiness is being able to handle positive emotions in a very embraceful way and being able to handle negative experiences without overreacting to those negative experiences. Now, it is time to look at the concept of happiness so then we can look at Willy’s character in “The Death of a Salesman” in the story and analyze how they handled these situations in their lives and whether Willy was a happy character or a depressed character. First let us look at a journal entry from the National Library of Medicine in Maryland. We all know that one day every person that has ever came into this earth, some people live like life is pointless if we are…show more content…
Willy is a very common character in the real world and he just lets the negative aspects of his life get the best of him which leads to his suicide. Starting in Act One we are introduced to Willy and see that he has put all of his hopes into his kids Willy and Biff, which can be guessed that lead to the first part of his deep depression. By reading the play you can truly feel the conflict between Willy and Biff. By reading this it can be assumed that Willy most likely thought that the fault of Willy’s childhood such as failing math class was his fault and his alone. Many parents go through this problem, but it can be taken that Willy really took this to heart, he took his childrens failures as his own because he was their father and saw himself in his
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