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Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of valueAlbert Einstein The American Dream contradicts this and tells people to be happy they should be successful In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller the main character Willy Loman lives a life filled with many false dreams that are based on this American dream As he gets older he has constant daydreams about the past and the ways things used to be Willy Loman owns nothing and he makes nothing so he has no accomplishments and therefore no reason to move forward in his life Willy Lomans illusions lead him to his suicide His failure to see the truth regarding his financial success his popularity and his sons lead him to his death Willy Loman believes that financial success is the key to happiness Yet he never achieves this success He has the wrong job for him to obtain success as evident in his lack of sales and income He has to borrow fifty dollars from his neighbor Charley every week and pretends its his pay just to get by When Willy tries asking for a position in the showroom in New York Howard ends up firing him Howard knows he isnt a successful salesman tells him he doesnt have a position for him Willy doesnt understand this who wouldnt want Willy as a salesman especially after he has worked for the company for so long Willy Loman considers himself to be a popular salesman and well liked in the towns he travels to Willy told Biff and Happy I never have to wait in line to see a buyer Willy Loman is here Thats all they have to know and I go right through This statement isnt really true but Biff and Happy believe him Willy fills his sons so full of this concept of being well liked that when Biff flunks math he goes
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