For example Roma begins with a vague question What Im saying what is our life

For example roma begins with a vague question what im

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decipher to the average buyer. For example, Roma begins with a vague question: “What I'm saying, what is our life?” (1.3.38-39) He manages to convince Lingk that what they're talking about is related to the meaning of life, instead of just being something he’s trying to sell. When the salesmen are successful, they are able to make the buyer think that it was their own idea to buy the property being sold. Williamson’s methods of manipulation, on the other hand, are very straightforward. When implementing them onto Levene, he doesn’t beat around the bush. Instead, he says exactly what he’s going to do and how he’s going to do it. “If you tell me where
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the leads are, I won’t turn you in” he firmly states (2.1.856-857). These methods are only successful when Williamson has the upper hand. They would not prevail on buyers, where he is not operating from a position of power. This becomes apparent when he tries to help with a sale. As he walks confidently to Lingk and states that his “check was cashed yesterday,” he ruins any chances Roma had of closing the deal, only adding fuel to the fire of their contentious relationship (2.1.632). The theme of masculinity and the idea of what it means to be a man are prevalent throughout the play. These ideas are held by the salesmen and are pushed onto Williamson because he lacks the traits to fit their criteria of a true man. This theme highlights the final key difference between Williamson and the salesmen. This well-defined contrast begins once again with Levene’s verbal assault. “A man's his job and you're fucked at yours” he screams to Williamson, claiming that the shortcomings that the salesmen perceive of him in the workplace are the exact reasons why he’s not masculine (2.1.519-520). Levene’s statement perfectly sums
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