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Death of a Salesman is centered around one man trying to reach the American dream and taking his family along for the ride The Lomans lives from beginning to end is a troubling story based on trying to become successful or at least happy Throughout their lives they encounter many problems and the end result is a tragic death caused by stupidity and the need to succeed During his life Willy Loman caused his wife great pain by living a life not realizing what he could and couldnt do Linda lived sad and pathetic days supporting Willys unreachable goals Being brought up in this world caused his children to lose their identity and put their futures in jeopardy Willy lived everyday of his life trying to become successful well-off salesman His self-image that he portrayed to others was a lie and he was even able to deceive himself with it He traveled around the country selling his merchandise and maybe when he was younger he was able to sell a lot and everyone like him but Willy was still stuck with this image in his head and it was the image he let everyone else know about In truth Willy was a senile salesman who was no longer able to work doing what hes done for a lifetime When he reaches the point where he can no longer handle working he doesnt realize it he puts his life in danger as well a others just because hes pig-headed and doesnt understand that he has to give up on his dream He complains about a lot of things that occur in everyday life and usually hes the cause of the problems When he has to pay for the repair bills on the fridge he bitches a lot and bad mouths Charley for buying the one he should of bought The car having to be repaired is only because he crashes it because he doesnt pay
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