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Childhood events can affect people for the rest of their lives In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller we see Willy Loman struggle with the everlasting effects of his childhood abandonment Throughout the play we see that because of the abandonment Willy has tried to change himself in order to not be abandoned again One of the major effects of Willys abandonment is that he no longer knows what success is His brother walked out on him when he was a kid and came back rich Willy doesnt know the key to success Willy also tries to change his personality so that others will love usWillys abandonment as a child led to his fear of losing his sons just like he lost his father and brother Willys long road to failure had begun when his father abandoned him Willy was only hurt more when his brother abandoned him as well Throughout the years Willy has fallen into a downwards spiral of failure His path to failure was set in stone when his brother left him with no one to turn to WILLY I remember I was sitting under the wagon inwas it Nebraska BEN It was South Dakota and I gave you a bunch of wildflowers WILLY I remember you walking away down some open road BEN laughing I was going to find Father in Alaska Willy was left for dead out in South Dakota with no one to care for him His only friend Ben had left him leaving Willy with many unanswered questions Willy thusly spends his life searching for the answer to the questions Ben and his father were never able to answer Willy was the victim of the sins of the father because his father abandoned him it is inevitable that he will abandon his children Due to Willys aggression towards his son Biff they had always had a tough relationship Finally Biff is sick of Willy yelling at him
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