Willy Loman Argumentative Essay

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No one comes to Willy’s funeral, because he wasn’t really as well known as he made his family believe. Linda: “But where are all the people he knew? Maybe they blame him…”(Miller 137). Willy Loman believed he was a very “well-liked” salesman. When he in fact was nothing close. He always made it sound like he knew many people. Not many people attend Jay’s funeral either. “The minister glanced several times at his watch, so I took him aside and asked him to wait for half and hour. But it wasn’t any use. Nobody came” (Fitzgerald 165). Also in a sense wanted to be “well-liked”. He wanted to be a big-shot in society. He had the social status of the wealthy, but had very few if any close friends. He like Willy manages to isolate himself in general from people. Willy commits suicide. Linda admits to her sons that she know Willy has been trying to commit suicide by crashing the car over the last year. Linda: “The insurance inspector came. He said that they have evidence.…show more content…
Knowing that his family will receive insurance. Jay Gatsby does not commit suicide, he instead was murdered. Nick: “I was after we started with Gatsby toward the house hat the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass; and the holocaust was complete.” Jay Gatsby was killed by Mr. Wilson seeking revenge for his wife’s death. Willy was always dreaming of wealth. He instead should have been looking for happiness Biff: “He had all the wrong dreams. All, all wrong”(Miller 138)
Biff seems to realize that his father’s idea to accumulate wealth was pointless, and he should have been looking for happiness instead. Jay has also been looking for happiness in his life, in the form of a lost love. Nick : “ but there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glowed; without a word or gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room”( Fitzgerald
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