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The whole play is a representation of an aspect of real life The characters the events the relations between the characters are mirroring real life The play is also representing the failure of the American dream I would like to give information about some characters in the play what they represent and what their performance is I will mainly focus on the main character Willy Loman Willy has several functions in life He has the role of a husband a father a friend and a salesman Sadly he is not able to perform any of those roles properly All his happiness is up to his career as a salesman The time he starts loosing success in business life he also looses success in everything else Thats why the play is called Death of a Salesman and not death of Willy or father The play is a representation of the importance of business success in life according to me Willy is a representation of everyman He is a victim of the capitalist system Money money and only money counts The play is mainly about this little man The other principal characters are seen much of the time out of his eyes and tend to represent aspects of his personality or to be set against him for contrast Willy suffers a strong identity crisis He is completely confused with his past He cannot accept the present The flashbacks in the play let us travel deep into Willys mind Although they give us clues about the past the flashbacks are aiming to represent a mans head Willys head They are not a chronological guide to the past they help us to understand Willys personality and behaviours deeper The impact of this time switch causes the effect of showing how past decisions effect the circumstances in the future Whenever an event or an object reminds Willy of a previous experience we travel with him into his mind and into
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