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Each member of the Loman family is living in denial or perpetuating a cycle of denial for others

Each member of the Loman family is living in denial or perpetuating a cycle of denial for others

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Each member of the Loman family is living in denial or perpetuating a cycle of denial for others. Willy  Loman is incapable of accepting the fact that he is a mediocre salesman. Instead Willy strives for his  version of the American dream — success and notoriety — even if he is forced to deny reality in  order to achieve it. Instead of acknowledging that he is not a well-known success, Willy retreats into  the past and chooses to relive past memories and events in which he is perceived as successful. For example, Willy's favorite memory is of Biff's last football game because Biff vows to make a  touchdown just for him. In this scene in the past, Willy can hardly wait to tell the story to his buyers.  He considers himself famous as a result of his son's pride in him. Willy's sons, Biff and Happy, adopt 
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