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Death And Failure In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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“The Jungle is dark but full of diamonds,willy.”(Miller 134). Willy Loman is the main character in the novel “Death Of A Salesman’ and Mr.Loman was the type of person that would always focus on the simple things. Instead of looking for new opportunities and for a better change everything went downhill for Mr.Loman. For that reason, Arthur Miller utilizes the title “Death Of A Salesman” not just to predict Willy Loman’s death and failure, but also how Mr.Loman’s dreams died alongside with him. Showing that one little mistake can make a big change in your life. Miller utilizes the title to show how Willy Loman’s failure caused insecurity and self doubt in himself. Willy Loman’s failure was something that he caused because he started all the…show more content…
Once Mr.Loman lost his job he doubted himself more and began to make bad decisions also had took a wrong turn in his life that just made things worse for him. Mr.lomans insecurity and self-doubt was what hurt him and willy feared failure so much that he ended up becoming a failure. Willy Loman was a “Lo-man” below everyone instead of getting back up from his failure and try to change his actions. Dreams are one of the hardest accomplishments to achieve in life today, But they are also very easy to slip away by little mistakes. Mr.Loman’s dream had formed out to fail on him because he took the wrong path to his dream. Even his son Biff had told him that he should just throw away his dream because he knew he would never achieve it. As Biff states in the story” Will you let me go for christ sake! Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something Happens.” (Miller 133). Biff didn’t know how to tell his father but just by saying it into a straightforward manner. Because maybe that was only way Mr.Loman would understand that…show more content…
Biff didn’t want to end up like his father laying in the ash waiting for a new beginning. But it would be hard for Mr.Loman to start again because it is hard to find new things since it is impossible for a new beginning. Jen Kim is from Sussex Publishers stating that “Dreams don’t just die by themselves we kill them. thankfully we can also bring them back to life.” Mr.Loman killed his dreams by taking the wrong path in the story and also with his insecurity and self- doubt he had in himself. Willy Loman could of had a better life, but one little mistake ended up messing up his whole dreams. All in all, Arthur Miller utilized the power of the title “Death Of A Salesman” not just to envision Willy Loman’s death and failure. But also foretell how Mr.Loman was an insecure and self- doubted person, which had led him into making the inaccurate decisions and taking the wrong path in the story. For not taking the right path Mr.Lomans dreams were going down the drain along with himself. Dreams don’t get crushed by themselves. We kill them for making the bad decisions in life and we just defeat ourselves instead of changing and living life
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