Essay on Analysis Of ' Death Of A Salesman ' By Arthur Miller

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Self-Misperception through Adversity in Death of a Salesman
Everyone will encounter several times of adversity through his or her life. Different people react in distinct ways to overcome the difficulties. Some people can act in a positive and brave manner to deal with difficulties. On the other hand, some individuals might blindly follow their goals despite of the hardship in reality. In the modern play, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy Loman is a character who tries to ensure his independence, but create a lot of adversity for himself and his family. When this individual blindly struggles to be become a well-loved salesman to ensure his independence, his misperception willingly sacrifice everything in order to feel contented and satisfied despite of the adversity in reality, because the individual’s misperception for himself would make one believe that what he is doing is correct. Willy Loman wants to ensure his independence by proving that he can be a well-loved and successful salesman in business, regardless of that he meets a lot of adversities in his career as a salesman. Willy’s biggest dream is to be like Dave Singleman, a successful but rare salesman who can make a living by “picking up his phone and calling the buyers” when he is eighty-four years old. After Willy meeting Dave, Willy feels that he can be a highly respected and valued salesman and ensure his success by hard working. However, since Willy lacks ability, he cannot become a rich and…

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