Similarities Between Maxson And Willy Loman

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The Similarities of Willy Loman and Troy Maxson in Death of a Salesman and Fences Willy Loman and Troy Maxson, as the protagonists of Death of a Salesman and Fences, respectively, has shown significant similarities in the plays over their social status, personalities, and relationship with their family members. On the other hand, there are also many noteworthy differences between them to be discussed, such as those in understanding of their own status, in the expectation toward the children, and in their family and friend’s reaction at the demise of themselves. Willy Loman and Troy Maxson share similarly hard-pressed life situation, but they view such hardship completely differently. In the play Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is a figure deeply focusing on his fame and relationship with his social friends. As a salesman, Willy dreams of making successful deals as well as becoming appreciated by other people. However, reality often challenges him, as Willy begins to find that selling becomes less and less successful, but Willy yet believes in his high statue, refusing to take any…show more content…
However, the result of their death clearly differed as seen at their funerals. Willy Loman committed suicide as an attempt to benefit his family with the insurance money, and to bring Biff back to “confidence of himself” while Troy Maxson eventually succumbed to the power of death in a heart attack when he tries to hit a baseball like what he had used to be doing. Nevertheless, the death of Willy did no good to his family, despite not stated in the play itself, the reader can clearly see through the character of those of the family that the insurance money did not end well. On the other hand, despite Troy never reclaimed his power in baseball, his death brought his family, including his son, who has resented him for what he have done, back to
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