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Willy and Nora Tragic Heroes or Home-wreckers No one has a perfect life Despite what Aaron Spelling and his friends in the media might project to society today no ones life is perfect Everyone has conflicts that they must face sooner or later The ways in which people deal with these conflicts can be just as varied as the people themselves Some procrastinate and ignore their problems as long as they can while others attack problems to get them out of the way as soon as possible The Lowman and Helmer families have a number of problems that they deal with in different ways which proves their similarities and differences Both Willy Loman the protagonist of Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman and Nora Helmer protagonist of Henrik Ibsens A Dolls House experience an epiphany where they realize that they were not the person the thought they were while Willys catharsis brings about his death Noras brings her to a new life hers Both characters flaws bring about their departure from their respective families as well They are both overly concerned with the appearances they and their families present to society as a result they both project false images to others From their appearance both seem to be involved in stable marriages and appear to be going places Willys job as a traveling salesman seems stable although we never know what it is he sells when he tells his family that he knocked em cold in Providence slaughtered em in Boston Miller 1228 It is not until Willys wife Linda tells us that he drives 700 miles and when he gets there no one knows him any more no one welcomes him Miller 1241 If thats not enough to convince readers of his failure on the job the fact that he gets fired after working for the same company for 36 years cements his incompetency in the business world to readers While
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