Willy Loman In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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Willy Loman is Donald Trump once his presidency ends Arthur Miller 's play Death of a Salesman is about a man named Willy Loman who is a traveling salesman, he has a wife named Linda and two sons Biff and Happy. Willy isn’t doing so good in sales anymore and he is starting to lose his mind, he keeps having realistic flashbacks to times in his life that give more context to the play. His family is worried about him and they try to make things better, especially Biff who Willy adores and worships, but in the end things just keep getting worse. Willy’s story is tragic but does that make him a tragic hero? Well, I believe Willy is a tragic hero because life was good for him, he was a very successful and a well liked salesman and he had a son with…show more content…
I personally believe he is a tragic hero but I totally see the other side. People don’t think he is a tragic hero because he is your average american worker and his misfortune was caused because of his own doing by lying, stubbornness, and not letting things go. Which are all valid points but Willy was a fairly successful man with a dream but that dream was eventually taken from him because of the harsh truths of reality and the hardness of the american dream. There is not much he could have changed it was just his fate Biff tried to tell him this during the explosive fight in the end saying “pop! I’m a dime in a dozen, and so are you.” Willy responding “I am not a dime in a dozen! (pg.132)” Willy refused to believe he was anything less than special which is truly…show more content…
Arthur Miller redefined tragedies with Death of a Salesman the book does a great job of of showing a man go from confident and successful to sad and delusional. Everyone should read the book Death of a Salesman it’s a great book it will leave you thinking and there are so many ways you can interpret it. It is fun to read with other people because you can discuss it and get so much more out of it than when you read it alone. Throughout the whole thing I was interested because you learn new thing and you wonder how those things are going to affect the book later on. I was always trying to decide how the book will end and I don’t usually stay that interested in books so that was nice. It also isn’t very long so it’s hard to lose interest because so much stuff happens so fast. I enjoyed the plot and the characters, Arthur Miller has a great mind and his books are very
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