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A21– Motif 1. Willy often discussed plants and seeds in "Death of a Salesman," emphasizing how important it was for the plants to grow. Willy's desperation for them to succeed reflects not only his desire for success but also his relationship with his sons. Both the seed and Willy's qualities take on a less desirable tone. Willy has a hard time being well- liked, just like a seed has a hard time being preferred over a fully-grown vegetable. He keeps mentioning the seed and its vital function of growing because he wants to grasp the very hope of success, just as the seed grasps the very hope of becoming something useful. He wants to show that his ambitions and dreams of success will blossom like a seed. Despite his best attempts to show others that he was a salesman, Willy was disliked by some, and because of his age, he was often obscured by younger sellers or overlooked by clients. Planting seeds that never grow can reflect Willy's failure to provide for his family and

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