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Success is the attainment of wealth position honors or the likeThroughout Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Willy chases concreteevidence of his worth and success He is absorbed by the materialresults of Bens diamond mining hard work and strives to certify his ownlife by declaring concrete success Willy projects his own obsessionwith material achievement onto his sons Biff and Happy who strugglewith a conflict between their vague needs and the stress to succeedmaterially Shmoop Editorial Team Denial seeds and diamonds preventsWilly Loman from succeeding because he is too caught up in the pastWilly Loman is unable of accepting the fact that he is an averagesalesman Instead Willy attains for his description of the Americandream even if he though required to deny reality in order to accomplishit Instead of admitting that he is not a well-known triumph he returnsinto the past and chooses to relive past recollections and events inwhich he is victorious For example Willys favorite memory is ofBiffs last football game because Biff promises to run for a touchdownjust for him just for you Im going to break through for atouchdown Miller 32 In this scene from the past Willy can barelywait to inform his customers about the story He sees himself aslegendary as a result of his sons delight in him Denial backtracksWilly to become successful and always makes Willy think of his earlysuccessDenial may restrain Willy from becoming successful but seeds signifyfor Willy the chance to show the value of his work both as a salesmanand a father Although his metaphoric roots are in sales Willy neverblossomed into a stature that he adores His frantic night-time effortto produce vegetables means his disgrace about hardly being able to putfood on the table and has nothing to leave his children when he passesaway Restlessly Willy states Nothings planted I dont have a thingin the ground Miller 122 while he is abandoned at Franks ChopHouse The fact that Willy uses agriculture as a
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