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Willy Loman Compared with other Characters Literary Journalists have spent lots of time researching different characters in Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman and have focused primarily on Willy Loman since he is the most complex character in the play There have been many different theories about the relationship between him and the other characters of the play Certain Journalists have gone beyond that point and have compared him with other characters These comparisons allow the reader to see Willy from a different perspective which also allows the reader to understand the position of Willy Loman D L Hoeveler has explained Willys standpoint to the other characters in Death of a Salesman as Psychomachia From Milkman to Salesman Glimpses of the Galut by Dan Vogel compares Willy to Tevye another fictional character while John S Shockley has proved that Willy shares a number of important traits with the most successful American politician of the late twentieth century Ronald Reagan quote All of these authors have tried to show and explain Willy Loman in a different perspective by comparing him to other characters If one wants to understand a character in any sort of literature it is necessary to look at the other people who heshe has contact with Hoeveler has analyzed Willy by looking at the other characters and has shown how they are affected by him during the play According to Hoeveler Willy has forced his family to play the parts that he has designed for them They are all characters in a dream Willys dream of reality 634 All the characters in the play represent a certain trait just as in the play Everyman written in the late 15th century The reader is shown that the individual characters represent aspects of Willys splintered mind 632 Linda is Atis 2 a voice that guides and acts as a security for Willy His son Biff represents the failure of Willy to achieve the
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