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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a play depicting one man WillyLoman in his attempt to achieve the American Dream while living amongst hiswife and children Throughout the play the reader is introduced to manycharacters some who are dynamic and some who are static In any good literalwork there is a balance of both of these types of characters and Death of aSalesman is no exception that Willy Loman his wife Linda and their twochildren Biff and Happy create these characteristics Willy Loman is focused on his primary goal to achieve the AmericanDream through hard work At the beginning of the play Willy had declined totravel with his brother he insisted that he would achieve his dream Four yearslater his brother stumbles upon a diamond mine and is instantly rich Willy runs into some tough times and is constantly asking his friend Charlie for money Charlie has offered Willy jobs on several occasions and Willy constantly refusesCHARLEY I offered you a job You can make fifty dollars a week And I wont send you on the roadCHARLEY Without pay What kind of a job is a job without pay Why dont you want to work for me WILLY Whats the matter with you Ive got a job CHARLEY I am offering you a jobWILLY I dont want your goddamn job 1683 Willy is still determined to achieve his dream in his own way as a salesman Herefuses to earn it any other way Even in death he endeavored to achieve hisdream by dying the death of a salesman Biff Loman is a dynamic character because unlike Willy he eventuallyrealizes the unfairness of society In the beginning of the play Biff is much likehis father living in the world of if you work hard youll achieve the AmericanDream Biff is supporting his father in his dream world Eventually Biff runsinto some difficult times he cant hold down
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