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Willy Loman is destroyed by his own ideals Willy Loman is a travelling salesman who has worked for the Wagner firm for 34 years He is now 61 years old and his job has been taken off salary and put on commission He has a family and he boasts to them that he is vital in New England but in fact he isnt vital anywhere Willy has many strong beliefs that he strives to achieve He wants to own his own business and he wants to be bigger than Uncle Charley and especially he wants to be a great success and he tries to emulate Dave Singleman He wishes to die the Death of a Salesman and have many buyers and salesmen mourn for him He also tries to be a good father and husband However Willys aims in life have been useless as he hasnt really achieved anything He got fired by Howard his sons are both failures and they abandoned him in a restaurant toilet His relationship with his wife is plagued by his guilt for committing adultery He has to borrow 50 a week from Charley He cant even keep his mind on one thing for a long time He cant drive a car Willy gets so fed up with all of these things that he wants to commit suicide and eventually he does This topic suggests that Willys deterioration occurs because the principals he believes in To a large extent this is true After 34 years of Willys life he loses his job To a normal person under normal circumstances being retrenched is a time when you feel useless But for Willy since everything else is going wrong at the same time he feels like a useless old man Willy thought that just because he named his boss that he would have a secure future with the company but as Charley said them things dont mean anything You named
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