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Self-Identity Of Willy Loman Willy Loman in Arthur Millers Death Of A Salesman is the typical hard-working American chasing a dream He was a man who was way out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine 1947 Yet he was a man who didnt know who he was1947 His lack of self-knowledge and inability to accept who he is results in his insanity and ultimate demise Throughout the play Willy tries chasing all the wrong dreams 1947 Willy aspires to a man named David Singleman a salesman who died the death of a salesman in his green velvet slippers 1894 Willy knows that David has become successful by being popular and this is what Willy does except that the times have changed and business is business 1915 This misguided ideology leads Willy to be a poor salesman who hardly makes enough money to support his family Willy cant see the reality of this as he is too stubborn to accept that his whole life has amounted to very little His success has always eluded him because he doesnt realize who he is Willy isnt a good salesman but more of a man whos wonderful with his hands 1947 Willy shouldve worked with his hands because natural building skills He completed many complex building jobs around the house such as finishing the cellar the new porch the extra bathroom and putting up the garage 1947 He is described as being the happiest outdoors with a batch of cement or seeds for their small garden Willy couldnt realize what made him happy and what he was best at and opted instead to follow a hollow dream of becoming a great salesman When his fake dreams of wealth and fame started to crumble Willy started losing control of his life and his mind This forced Willy to raise wealth for his family by tragically ending his life Death was also an
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