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Essay Death of A Salesman By Arthur Miller We cant all become what we want to be and further more others cant become what we want them to be In the play Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller Willy wants to become a very successful big respected salesman But as he could not reach his longed for dream and as his reality starts to sink he starts to use his very vivid memory to escape his present problems The ways in which people deal with there personal conflicts can differ as much as the people themselves Some insist on ignoring the problem at hand for as long as possible while others attack the problem to get it out of the way Willy never really does anything to help the situation he just escapes into the past whether intentionally or not to happier times were problems were scarce He uses this escape as if it were a narcotic very addictive and always at hand This flashback process or what I would rather call it a drug occurs only when Willy would become discontent whether it be because of Biff to economic problems These flashbacks shows how Willy is incapable of handling situations and being the great man he claims to be The conversation between Willy and Linda reflects Willys disappointment in Biff and what he has become which is for the most part a bum After failing to deal adequately with his feelings he escapes into a time when things were better for his family It is not uncommon for one to think of better times at low points in their life in order to cheer themselves up so that they are able to deal with the problems they encounter but Willy takes it one step further His refusal to accept reality is so strong that in his mind he is transported back in time to relive one of the happier days of his
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