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Death of a Salesman By Authur Miller The idea of Sins of the Father The play is mainly about the relationship between Willy and his two sons. They are undeniably like him. Biff realizes this, and knows that it is not the right way to live. But still he can not escape it. The Sin : whether it is a sin or not can be debated but it is aggrandizing, and living life a lie. The only reason why it might not be considered a sin because it is a hopeful lie. One that makes you something that you are really not. Perhaps the best quotation that supports this is the line in the introductory stage directions, “an air of the dream clings to the place, a dream rising out of reality.” P.10 In the beginning, the boys are portrayed to be somewhat “lost.” Mainly they are portrayed as freeloading womanizers. Willy’s craziness serves as a springboard into his mind, We see his trouble with his success. o Ben represents what he could have been The idea of going to Alaska to find where he came from, the adventure in the jungle of Africa, to do what Ben did. “William, when I walked into the jungle, I was seventeen. When I walked out I was twenty-one. And by god I was rich” p.52 There is an idolatry of going into the jungle and coming out rich. Like making something out of a mess. A metaphor for what wily
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