Death Of A Salesman Willy A Good Father Analysis

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In Death of a Salesman by, Arthur Miller, Willy has a desire to be a good father to his son were his dad was not. Willy believes that if he can instill the correct values into Biff so he can be like himself or more successful. The problem Willy is confronted with is that he cares too much as if he is trying to emulate his life in Biffs. Compared to Willy Charley takes a position of hands off while still teaching Bernard to be a good student and by working hard because it will pay dividends later on in life. Willy’s personal approach to Biff leads to many of the flaws of Willy being mirrored in Biff. Biff is propped up on a pedestal by his father while Bernard is humble like Charley. Lacking a father leads to Willy trying to hard to be involved in his children 's lives. This image Willy instills was dearly flawed, which leads to Biff being led down a delusional path of success and to his inevitable failure. …show more content…
To Willy none of the other stuff is beneficial like working hard and being smart. If you are well liked nothing can hold you back from succeeding in life. Willy tells his two sons “That’s just what I mean. Bernard can get the best marks in school y’understand, but when he gets out in the business world, y’understand, you are goign to be five times ahead of him”(33). Willy is teaching his sons to practically reject the values, which are required to become successful. Biff takes what Willy says quite literally and builds his life around it. Teaching his boys this is not in entirely his fault because he truly believes inside that being well liked is the ticket to

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