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Willys life in Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman can be summed up by Charleys one line When the hell are you going to grow up 97 Willys spends his entire life in an illusion of a great man with both popularity and successful Meanwhile Willy displays many childlike qualities Many of these qualities have an impact on Willys family His two sons Biff and Happy pick up this behavior from their father Willys idealistic and stubborn actions stem from a false sense of is importance in the world Willy is like an impetuous youngster with high ideals and high hopes Children always save high hopes for their future hopes of having great jobs and being rich Willy believes he can achieve that kind of success by being a businessman He thinks is he the man who makes an appearance in the business world the man who creates personal interest is the one that gets ahead 33 He avoids growing up by making excuses and avoiding obstacles Like a little child he wants everything his way even though other options are wiser After recently being fired Charley offers Willy a job Rather than financially securing his family he allows his arrogance to prevent him from working for his friend He convinces himself he is at the top of his profession Willy does not get his way and challenges Charley to a fight after Charley told him to grow up His childlike behavior prevents him from doing the logical thing Willy like most children he thinks that he is more than he actually is During the story he prides himself on how well he sells but when Linda calculates his sales and their debts Willy reveals that he lied about how well he sells He also thinks he is very popular and many people will be at his funeral but when the times comes no one is there to pay their respects Like a child he
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