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Family Dreams in Death of a Salesman by Irving JacobsonOne part of the criticism talks about how Willy Loman has too high expectations that he set on himself by looking at people in his life. Ben was successful and was rich, and Willy also looked up to Dave Singleman and how he died the death of a salesman and was surrounded by a lot of people when he died. These two people made Willy set standards that he could never achieve. Also he was never as successful as Biff when he was in school, all of these people around him at all times and looking up to him for guidance. The criticism explains how Willy’s attempt to gain prominence lead to loneliness and frustration. And this led to him taking his frustration out on his sons and wife but also makes him reflect his failure onto his sons by setting high expectations for them as well. Afterwards the author starts to write about how the expectations set on them by their father also lead them to their failure.The author then goes on to say how there are lost images of family unity throughout the book. He

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