Happiness In Willy Loman's Death Of A Salesman

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Not many achieve happiness in their lifetime. Either they do not live long enough to witness it or they are not prepared for what their happiness is. Happiness is very subjective. Each person’s version of happiness is different. This version of happiness is universal. It applies everywhere and is a concept that most have. Happiness is achieving your own dreams and fulfilling your own need of satiation. In the play Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman could not achieve his happiness because he could not provide everything he dreamed of. He was always worrying, he never had enough, and was troubled. Willy`s mental health stood in the way of his happiness because he ignored it vigorously. Willy wanted material things which is why he never achieved his version of happiness. Happy’s name is very ironic because he was not happy for the most part.…show more content…
Willy always found his dreams in someone else which is why his happiness never came. At first it was his father then it was his brother Ben, and then it was famous sales man Dave Singleman. He looked for others inside of himself which led to him not being satisfied. Dreams can not be rented or borrowed. Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had. While Linda enabled him, Willy could not help himself too keep ruining the good opportunities he had and turning them into some factious reality. At Willy`s funeral Biff comes to the realization that his father had all the wrong dreams and visions of success. Willy`s only dream was the fake “American Dream” that people believe will happen overnight. Willy`s failed attempts and happiness bonded into one and played a part into him creating this false reality and persona that he was the best salesman and that he was well loved by everyone around him. If Willy had altered his dreams and tried to actually work for them then he would have been satisfied and
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