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The book Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is about a very disturbed and troubled man This man Willy is the husband of Linda and the father of two sons Biff and Happy In the book Willy is a stressed out salesman that is starting to go crazy At the end of the book Willy will kill himself for three main reasons The primary reason Willy will kill himself is because he cant stand to live in a world where his offspring wont amount to anything Biff is Willys oldest son and he just cant seem to settle down at one good job This fact eats away at Willys heart because the only things that matter to Willy are image and money Throughout the years Willy becomes more and more angry at Biff for not becoming successful This unsettling component in Willys suicide is not the only ingredient in the pot An unfaithful deed is the next step towards death in Willys fate While away on a business trip Willy cheats on his wife with a customers secretary This bothers Willy because Linda is always mending her stockings and the only gifts he would give the secretary are new stockings Every time he sees Linda mending her stockings he becomes upset with her and a great cloud of guilt hangs over his head This guilt eats away at his marriage and puts him in a depressed mood The unfaithfulness is only the second puzzle piece in Willys death The final page in Willys book is nothing physical its the fact that Willy himself starts to realize that he is going crazy A clue to this is the rubber tube and nipple attached to the gas pipe I believe that Willy is ready for his stressful life to be over and the gas pipe speeds up his death Also Willy asks for a job where he doesnt have to travel This means he knows how
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