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People faced with many problems each day of their lives No one really has a true perfect life Everyone has conflicts that they must face sooner or later There are different ways in which people deal with these personal conflicts They can be differing as much as the people themselves Some insist on ignoring the problem as long as possible while some attack the problem to get it out of the way In the play Death of a Salesman by Authur Miller the plot is affected by three minor characters Ben Charley and Howard The minor characters help the storys main character Willy to develop completely throughout the course of the play therefore they are the key elements in the story line This story line blends and contrasts Willys closest companions Ben and Charley They represent two aspects of Willys ideals Howard is Willy boss functions in a way to heighten the destruction of Willys dream The characters Ben Charley and Howard are influential in the plays outcome and help develop the main character Willy Ben is a false fiction of Willys imagination that represents his idealistic view of well-being Ben represents the success of the American Dream I walked into the jungle when I was seventeen When I walked out I was twenty-one And by God I was rich1212 Ben earned his wealth and success without the help of an education or a job Their father died early so when Willy was young he had no one to look up to therefore he looks up to his bother Ben Willy is lost in his own world He continues to daydream to be rich just like Ben What are you building Lay your hand on it Where is it1228 Here Ben questions the success of Willys sales job and states that in order to be successful one must be able to physically touch it Ben represents the success of the American Dream and functions in
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