Willie Loman And The American Dream

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Willie Loman is an ordinary man who embodies traditional American values of success. He has reached the age where he can no longer compete successfully in his chosen career of a traveling salesman. Willie’s desire for the american dream, despite his lack of ability to be a successful salesman, sacrifices his chance at happiness. After facing the reality of his job termination he begins to assess the value of his past. Willie’s son, Biff, returns to visit his parents and Willie is reminded of his desire for his son to achieve traditional success. Willie believes his son is capable of achieving the american dream because he is attractive and well-liked and Willie believes that those qualities are more important than hard work. To Willie, charisma
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