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Things are not always as they appear At times many things are found to have deeper meaning Arthur Miller displays his elusive technique as symbolism in Death of a Salesman In this play the author uses symbolism to establish the themes of pride and success Furthermore symbols are used to develop the characters of Willy Biff and Happy The themes of pride and success are achieved by symbols used in Arthur Millers play First of all pride is shown when Willy refused to accept a recurring job offer from Charley Charley asked Willy What the hell is goin on in your head I offered you a job Miller 96 Willy would accept money from Charley but would not lower himself to work for him Charley ends up having a successful son and a good business Even though Willy depended on Charley for income he continually insulted him and refused a job Willys sons were a source of false pride for him He would not admit to Howard that Biff and Happy were not dependable and that he could not go to them for assistance Moreover Howard pointed out Willys false pride When Willy said that his boys were working on a very big deal 83 Howard replied by saying This is no time for false pride Willy 83 Not only was Willy unable to discard his pride in times of need but he was also un able to give up his dreams of becoming a success The theme of success is symbolized throughout the play by Willys brother Ben Willys idol Dave Singleman and in the way Willy projects success onto his sons Firstly Ben gave evidence that he was always successful by the way he talked and the way he dressed The jungle was also a symbol of his success There is evidence of this when Ben said When I walked into the jungle
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