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  • Willy's Oldest Son Biff
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    The Effects of Male Expectations Male expectations are ever present in our world creating an adverse effect on men making them feel inferior if they are unable to succeed financially. Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman explicitly shows just how harmful these expectations can be to a person and their families. The main character in the play Death of a Salesman Willy Loman is greatly affected by these male expectations. The man is expected to not only support his family but must also be able...
  • Biff's Failures Causes Willy
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    In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, [the protagonist] Willy Loman's inability to live in and cope with the present ultimately destroys him. The are several constant themes and ideas throughout the play which show this. Willy's inability to be successful according to his own standards is most problematical for him. The troublesome relationship between Willy and his family also leads to a great deal of stress. And the constants flashbacks and disillusions Willy goes through to deal with these ...
  • Good Example To His Sons
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    Willy Loman: Failure of a Main Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is an example of a failure as a good father. He did not discipline his sons well by not punishing them. He did not set a good example to his sons by not admitting his faults. He did not make his family his number one priority. Instead, it was his work, coming before his family, his friends, and even himself. Not only is Willy Loman not a good father and husband, but he was a failure by not becoming successful, not ac...
  • Lack Of Self Honesty Of Willy
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    If gaining success were easy, everybody would be successful. Although who is to say what exactly being successful embodies. In America, the success of a person is weighed according to the amount of materialistic possessions one has attained. In a success orientated society such as this, living according to these values means that one must also be aware of failure. In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the author touches upon the themes of failure and staying true to ones self. The re...
  • Willy
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    Arthur Miller's Death Of Salesman Essay, Research Arthur Miller's Death Of Salesman Author Miller's plays are usually associated with real life issues filled with failure and disappointment. Death of a Salesman written in 1949 is no exception. The author's main character, Willy Loman, is a traveling salesman who spends his whole life time trying to find success based on looks and popularity. His brother Ben is a millionaire who owns diamond mines in Africa. Ben offers Willy the chance of a lifet...

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