Role Of Misconception In Arthur Miller's 'Death Of A Salesman'

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Throughout the play, Willy is constantly trying to convince himself and others that he is a good salesman. He does this knowing that he is not a good salesman. He is looked at as being a complete disappointment to his loved ones. Perpetuate/Shatter
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As a result, Willy did not become successful in his line of work. Willy was a disappointment. He even felt like a disappointment too. It came to Willy’s attention that effort is the only way to success. The thought of having to put in effort in order to be successful astounded him.

2. Biff

Biff’s father led him to think that his athletic skills would be the only thing that he needed in order to go to college and have a successful career.
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