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Willy Loman A Man With A Dream A common idea presented in literature is the issue ofthe freedom of the individual in opposition to thecontrolling pressures of society Willy Loman the maincharacter in Death of A Salesman by Arthur Millerepitomizes this type of person one who looks to his peersand co-salesman as lesser individuals Not only was hecompetitive and overbearing but Willy Loman sought after anideal that he could never become the greatest salesmanever Determined to make money Willy became uncontrollableand somewhat insane Through his dialogue and actionsWilly Loman portrays a character of insecurity persistenceand unknown identity From the very beginning of his life Willy Lomanexperienced problems with his popularity and personality His last name is a pun on a low man He is at the bottomof the business world as an unsuccessful salesman Inaddition his theories on life and society prove to be verydegrading not to mention influential to his mind set everyday Willy believes that being well-liked and having apersonal attractiveness together can bring success moneyand many friends Ironically Willy does not have manyfriends and many people do not like him With a beautyunlike others Willy thinks that doors will open andproblems will all disappear As a salesman Willy developed many hindrances thatcaused his mind to deteriorate His life as a salesman wasbuilt on a dream that he witnessed as a child At an earlyage Willy heard of a salesman Dave Singleman who couldmake his living out of a hotel room Singleman was verysuccessful and when he died people from all over thecountry came to his funeral It was this ideal that WillyLoman sought after All he ever wanted was famepopularity and a few friends Unfortunately when Willydied not a single person went to his funeral His lifeone that was spent trying to become another person namelyDave Singleman was a waste as no-one even wanted to see himburied In reflection of his career with the Wagner Companymany other problems arose that forced economic
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