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Essay looks at the character of Willy Loman How Willys low self worth misplaced societal values and his stubborn inability to change leads him through his life pretending to be more important more liked and more successful than he really is This ultimately leads to his demise Death of a Character In Arthur Millers play Death of a Salesman the reader is introduced to the main character of Willy Loman Willy is a middle-class salesman who in the course of a single day comes to realize that the American Dream which he has pursued for 40 years has failed him Willys pursuit of success has affected not only his self worth but has also dominated the lives of his wife Linda and his sons Biff and Happy Willys low self worth misplaced societal values and his stubborn inability to change leads him through his life pretending to be more important more liked and more successful than he really is Ultimately this vision he has leads him to his death thinking that he will actually be helping his family Willys low self worth is not talked about much in the story but rather more implied through several conversations with his wife I do not believe that Willy is even aware of the low self worth he has While talking with his wife and bother Ben he says little things like Im not noticed 1470 Im fat Im very foolish to look at 1471 and I still feel - kind of temporary 1478 He compensates for this by talking about how important he thinks he is Go to Filenes go to the Hub go to Slatterys Boston Call out the name Willy Loman and see what happens 1483 His low self worth and then compensation for that is one of the factors that lead to his demise when he is faced with reality of this Willy is an ordinary man whose dreams and expectations have
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