Essay on Death Of A Salesman By Willy Loman

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My father, Willy Loman, was the youngest son of the family. In his early childhood, his father, who was a salesman, had left him for the Alaska adventure. My father saw his older brother, Benjamin Loman, who had “walked into a jungle, came out at the age of twenty one, and became a rich man”, as a great man and role model (“Death of a Salesman”). My father was not a finest husband and father. But then it does not mean that he did not love his children, he always took care of us in his own way. He just had had an unrealistic dream for a long time. In his entire life, Willy Loman was trapped inside the fantasy life that he had created, unable to realize the reality, and struggled to discover his true identity.
My father always saw my uncle’s successful life as an ultimate goal in his life. He wanted to become a rich man like Uncle Benjamin and especially a successful salesman like Dave Singleman (“Short Stories for Student”, 67-68). My father’s perception about the business world was truly incorrect. He believed that being well liked was the only way to success in life, as he once told us that he would open a business “bigger than Uncle Charley! Because Charley is liked. He is liked, but he’s not – well liked” and of course my father thought that he was well liked (“Death of a Salesman”). My father was indeed well liked in our family but not in the business world (Zheng Danqing, 28). My mother loved him dearly and always supported him even though his dream was unrealistic.…

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