In both of these iconic works, the leading male figures are both examples of men whom are trying to or are embracing their achieved masculinity. Both Loman and Kowalski are examples of a ‘man’s man,’ the kind of men that are commonly looked upon for guidance on all things machismo. Both of the men are set apart from those around them due to their stature and their way of living. Stanley’s friends and Willy’s sons all flock to them for advice or sometimes even their conformation on topics or actions. This is not necessarily because they are intelligent or that they believe in the men’s philosophies, but is due to the fact that Sta...
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