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The Reality Evasion Drug Never does one go through their life without having to deal with some sort of personal conflict The manner in which people deal with these conflicts vary as much as the prints on a persons finger Some try and solve the problem and get rid of it while others will try and put it aside for as long as possible Willy Lomans method in Arthur Millers play The Death of a Salesman is very dangerous and builds to harsh results Willy never tries to help the circumstances he only flees to his great memories of the better days when his lifes predicaments were very limited He uses this evasion tool as though it were an addictive narcotic and as the story unfolds the audience soon discovers the lethality of the drug Willys first flash to the past was when his son Biff returns home from the west Willy discusses his disappointment in Biff with his dear wife Linda When Willy fails to cope with this misfortune successfully he returns in his head to a time when everything was going well and life was more fortunate to him It is perfectly normal for one to remember more fortunate days at the more dispirited times of life as long as they can return to the present and deal with the reality of the situation However Willy never does return to the original problem he just continues on with life fleeing from the troubles that cross his path His refusal to acknowledge reality becomes so significant that he honestly believes the past and he lives his entire life through a false identity never looking at the truth of his life Willy becomes more and more dependent on his drug as the story progresses His next allusion to the past was during a conversation with his wife Willy is downhearted about his failure to provide for his family his looks and basically his whole life
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