Willy is an individual who craves attention and is governed by a desire for success

Willy is an individual who craves attention and is governed by a desire for success

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Willy is an individual who craves attention and is governed by a desire for success. He constantly  refers to his older brother Ben, who made a fortune in diamond mining in Africa, because he  represents all the things Willy desires for himself and his sons. Willy is forced to work for Howard, the  son of his old boss, who fails to appreciate Willy's previous sales experience and expertise. Ben, on  the other hand, simply abandoned the city, explored the American and African continents, and went  to work for himself. As a result, after four years in the jungle, Ben was a rich man at the age of 21,  while Willy must struggle to convince Howard to let him work in New York for a reduced salary after  working for the company for 34 years. Willy does not envy Ben, but looks to him as model of  success.
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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