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In Arthur Millers play The Death Of A Salesman Willy Lomans twisted view of The American Dream ruins life for both himself and the rest of his family The American dream consists of hard work and dedication which eventually will lead to success wealth and happiness Willy however took the part with the wealth and money and ran with it not realizing it will sent him straight to failure Add to this his superficiality and irresponsibility and the outcome is Willy Lomans idea if the American Dream Eventually he began to ruin the lives of his sins and through years of emotional abuse the life of his wife As he repeatedly failed and failed he began to throw his own life away throwing himself and his family down an abyss that lead to nothing but doom In this play Willy become delusional and begins to have rapid flashbacks from the past Through the flashbacks Willy searches for the moment everything went wrong First Happy Willys younger son ironically enough was anything but happy throughout his life He loved his family but the love was never returned He spent his whole childhood in Biffs pathetic shadow He was always ignored and since all attention was constantly on biff he was never properly disciplined Though it let to his being a womanizer like his father the lack of discipline actually helped him Happy unlike biff had a job an executive office made his own living and did not turn to a life of crime He was the most successful in the family successful as far as money goes however He lacked the success that leads to happiness He was a failure mentally and emotionally Next Willy constantly abused his poor loving wife emotionally Linda was the ideal wifeshe cooked cleaned took care of the kids was supportive and most importantly loved Willy unconditionally One characteristic of Linda was her tendency to mend things She did do literally
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