Willy’s Struggle to Sale

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In the play, Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller, Willy Lowman finds a hard time getting by and supporting his family. He has many issues which he chooses to not deal with. His career is now a failure and he feels as if he hasn’t provided enough for his family. On top of the stress to pay bills, his eldest son Biff has temporarily moved back in with his mother and father due to the lack of stability in his recent jobs. Willy chooses to take his life so his family can collect the 20,000 dollars on his life insurance policy and go on living. The main characters in this play are Willy Lowman, his wife Linda Lowman, and his two sons Biff and Happy. Happy is a successful business man who enjoys women and the fast paced life of the city. Biff has recently returned home because he cannot keep a steady job and does not know what he wants to do with his life yet. Growing up, Biff was obviously the favorite due to his good looks and great athletic ability. As time grew on, Biff’s ambitions faded and his father’s fondness grew to disappointment. Willy also feels as if his family does ...
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