Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman - Chris Brock English 1102 Death of A...

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Chris Brock English 1102 April 23, 2003 Death of A Salesman Arthur Miller’s play The Death of A Salesman centers around the story of Willy Loman, his demise, and the “American Dream” that brought forth his ruin. Living in New England with his wife and two sons, Willy Loman was an aging salesman who could not sell anything. He believed that a stunning personality and sharp looks were the keys to being a great salesman. In a sense, Willy had two different personalities; first there was the Willy with feelings of guilt, failure, and misery, and secondly there was the very prideful Willy that accepts a helping hand from no one. Willy Loman believed that the goal in life was to achieve the American Dream, which is a major theme in this play. In general, the American Dream involves being very successful, among other things, but many would say that Willy Loman lived in his own little world and because of that, he was not successful in anything he attempted. In the beginning of the play, Willy
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