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1 The book Death of a Salesman is a play about a salesman who wants to be well liked by everyone The title of this book fits the book because there are two salesmen who die in the book The two salesmen who die in the book are Dave Singleman who was well liked by everyone and Willy Loman who was the main character The book is about a traveling salesman named Willy Loman who has a wife named Linda and two kids named Biff and Happy The theme of the book is that the most important thing in the world is to have personal attractiveness and to be well liked 2 Willy Loman is a sixty-one year old man who is a traveling salesman for the Wagner Company He had worked for the same company for thirty-four years Willys last name is a pun on the word low-man which is symbolic of the kind of person he is and the things he has accomplished He has nothing and owns nothing and he would be considered a low man in the world status Willy develops a maxim that states the most important thing in the world is to be well liked Willy is not well liked so he often lies to his family telling them that he is very important to the New England area He also pushes his kids very hard to be well liked so he can live vicariously through them 3 Biff Loman his Willys oldest son Biff is thirty-four years old and was once a high school football star He spent fourteen years of his life presumably somewhere out west trying to find himself Willy caught his father having an affair with Miss Frances and quickly developed a lack of trust for his father Willy throughout the play seems to be opposed to his father but there are many similarities between the two There views on life tend to be the
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