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The end of the death of a salesman concludes the story at Willys funeral In the story there are very few people attending only Willys family Charley and Bernard Linda struggles to find the answer to why Willy killed himself because they were so close to paying off their bills Linda then requests privacy and apologizes to the grave that she is unable to cry because it feels as though Willy is just on another trip Charleys speech is said to be a memorable moment of the play as he outlines the great expectations of being a salesman there is evidence that this is simply trying to remove the guilt and blame from Willys failed profession because Willy has failed in his profession it can also be said that he has failed in his life as a human being This is because his entire life has revolved around his occupation and he has been doing the job all of his working life it was the failure of his job that led to his suicide therefore meaning he has failed as a human being It is Charleys speech that tries to deny and blur this fact just as Willy denied and blurred parts of his life Willy can be seen as the result of the failed American dream During Charleys speech it is evident that he concentrates in a large way on the upward struggle of a salesmans life This directly links to Willys failure of the American dream through his obsession of succeeding in material success with money etc There is also a reflection that Willy represents the human condition that everyone has failed the original dream and have become obsessed with material success In many ways Willy has done everything that the myth of the American dream outlines as the path to success He bought a home and modern appliances he raised a family and went into the business world full of hope and
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