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Comparing the literary works from James Joyces The Dead and Death of a Salesman the characters Gabriel and Willy Loman have some similarities and differences Throughout the story Gabriels behavior appears to be split and seems to represent different in The Dead Those different aspects in his behavior and also the way he is presented to the reader it points at the assumption that he is wearing a kind of mask throughout the course of events But at the end after the confession of his beloved wife Gabriels life is radically changed and then his masks fall As for Willy Loman he has gone deaf to the outside world Many tried to help him but he shut them out and created his own reality in which he is successful and loved by everyone In Death of a Salesman Willy has many influences both good and bad attempting to direct his life It is his refusal to choose the helpful advice that will ultimately lead to his downfall Gabriel Conroys character is shown by his aptitude for affection and his high education He considers the others at the dance to be of a different grade of culture he has a general concern for them all He is conscious of his superior education not wanting his speech to seem a reflection of it He has a great love and compassion for his wife wishing he could offer her more than their tiresome life Rather than be angered by or misinterpreting Grettas sad situation he comforts her and restrains from revealing his innermost feelings Gabriel is a thoughtful understanding husband through all ordeals and obstacles He is a clear instance of the person who cant really reconcile simple physical desire for his beloved wife so Gabriel is troubled by what strikes us awfully oddly as his moments of lust and the sadness of this story is in the irony with which the missed communication with Gabriel seems to
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