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The Attempts Made Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a play depicting one man Willy Loman in his attempt to achieve the American Dream while living amongst his wife and children Throughout the play the reader is introduced to many characters some who are dynamic and some who are static In any good literal work there is a balance of both of these types of characters and Death of a Salesman is no exception that Willy Loman his wife Linda and their two children Biff and Happy create these characteristics Willy Loman is focused on his primary goal to achieve the American Dream through hard work At the beginning of the play Willy had declined to travel with his brother he insisted that he would achieve his dream Four years later his brother stumbles upon a diamond mine and is instantly rich Willy runs in to some tough times and is constantly asking his friend Charlie for money Charlie has offered Willy jobs on several occasions and Willy constantly refuses CHARLEY I offered you a job You can make fifty dollars a week And I wont send you on the road WILLY Ive got a job CHARLEY 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 job Smelser 2 WILLY I dont want your goddamn job 1683 Willy is still determined to achieve his dream in his own way as a salesman He refuses to earn it any other way Even in death he endeavored to achieve his dream by dying the death of a salesman Biff Loman is a dynamic character because unlike Willy he eventually realizes the unfairness of society In the beginning of the play
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