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Is popularity truly the key to a successful life Throughout ArthurMillers Death of a Salesman the desire to be well liked becomes anobsession for the main character Willy Loman Willy is a sixty-threeyear old salesman who constantly strives for success in order to providefor his wife Linda and his two sons Biff and Happy However his ideaof success comes from a flawed vision of the American Dream that focuseson being popular and attractive The confused father is so determined tocreate the perfect family of the American Dream that he becomesincapable of accepting the difference between the Dream and his ownlife Consequently Willy Lomans need to be well liked leads him todevelop a misunderstanding of reality regarding his career the care ofhis sons and the love that his family offers himBy believing that popularity leads to success Willy becomes delusionalas to how the business world actually works Instead of working hard andearning success the aging salesman relies on his likability When theirbills begin to pile up Willy states to his wife Ill knock em deadnext week Ill go to Hartford Im very well liked in Hartford 23This attitude causes Mr Loman to lose sight of the need for hard workin business Also when trying to figure out why he is not making manysales and earning more money Willy blames it on his weight and that hemay not be dressing to advantage 24 He avoids the fact that hedoes mediocre work and even feels worthy enough to ask his boss Howard for an easier non-traveling job Whileasking for the job Willy mentions his friendship with Howards fatherin the hopes that their close relationship gives him an advantage Evenafter Howard responds Its a business kid and everybodys gottapull his own weight 60 Willy fights for the job He believes thathe deserves it but his lack of hard work leads his boss to fire himConfused the newly unemployed man questions the decision and explainsI always felt that if a
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