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
Due to Willy’s delusional dream, he is unable accept the reality he lives in causing him to live in the past. Since he cannot accept reality, society and the very nature of business is changing around him and he is incapable of realizing where his failures lie. Willy’s last resort of committing suicide is a result of his inability to adapt to and accept reality. While Willy displays elements of a tragic hero, many can argue that he is more of a pathetic man than he is a tragic hero, but ultimately his desire to become a successful salesman is his demise.
Holding onto false dreams can lead an individual to live in an illusory world, where their perception of reality is greatly hindered. In fact, these false dreams can also hurt and negatively influence the beliefs of other individuals. In Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman, the character of Willy Loman holds onto the wrong values of the American Dream, consequently causing his inevitable failure and in most cases negatively affecting those close to him. Willy Loman was a salesman whose deluded thinking led him into believing that he was “well-liked” by everyone and was a successful salesman. His false dreams and skewed sense of reality led him to believe that following his true passion, carpentry, was not a conventional way of life.
He is a coward who didn 't look at all his options. Willy brought on more pain than the freedom to his family that he thought he would. His motives may have been honorable to his son if his son actually wanted to follow in his father 's footsteps, but he really just didn 't understand the situation. His mental health while bad could 've been helped. Willy 's suicide was more selfish rather than anything else.
This furthermore leads to the downfall of Willy and his family, proving that Willy Loman is a tragic hero. To conclude, “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller satisfies the criteria for a tragic play because Willy’s pride is a tragic flaw that leads to his downfall. Ultimately, Willy gains enlightenment of his false perception of life and realizes how he inhibits the success of his family. This epiphany leads him to sacrifice himself for the well-being of his family. During his lifetime, Willy’s pride caused him to have an overinflated ego, a bizarre idealistic view on life, and a false value system.
Biff has failed in the business world and has accepted his failure as his own fault. However Willy fears that Biff blames him for his failure. Willy’s adulterous ways left Biff without a role model, so he feels responsible for his son’s failure. Willy’s guilt is apparent when he tells Biff, “when you’re rotting somewhere beside the railroad tracks, remember, and don’t blame me!”(130). Willy denies his guilt, because he sees himself as the cause of Biff’s failure, meaning that he himself failed as a father.
Due to Oedipus’ blindness and ignorance, he is unable to see past the truth. His hamartia was his poor sense of judgement; he tried to go against his own fate by making decisions on his own. He was warned by many around him but did not seem to be more cautious or stop chasing a hurting truth. Oedipus was responsible for his own downfall, his constant persistence of going against wise people’s words and acting on the belief of his own intelligence ultimately led him to a path of destruction. In the end, he went from being known as the noble King of Thebes to a blinded man who has no point of living anymore.
Death Of A Salesman By: Arthur Miller “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.
He is the reason for the failure of Biff's life because of his stubbornness. He would not just admit that he didn't know success and decided to lie and act as though he did and for that, Biff was met with defeat in life. Arthur Miller in the story The death of a salesman demonstrates the destruction that secrets and lies can cause and the harm it can do. Deception is the worst thing to do to someone because it can cause the destruction of their lives. Willy Loman ruins the life of his son Biff by feeding him false stories and keeping the truth from him.
Both Sammy and Marlow in some way feel lonely by the end of their stories because they each feel like they have done something wrong. Sammy from A&P feels like he only hurt himself by quitting his job. Marlow feels like a big fat liar because he was lying to people trying to keep Kurtz’s image as clean as possible. Lying will never get you anywhere as we all know by now. Lets face it, when we were young we did some stupid things.