Financial Security In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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THE PAINFULL TRUTH In life, there are various things that when an individual possesses them, that particular individual becomes a super power and feels more comfortable and secure. Despite the fact that there is no any given individual who would like to suffer in the search of better lives, many people in the world in the past and in the present have fallen a prey of using dubious and unacceptable means to achieve this comfort and pleasure. Financial possession is one of the precious things that people especially salespeople struggle to attain. Whereas wealth is the greatest thing to have, the route people go to obtain it is not the best, the cost of American dream can have negative impacts on people that admire to acquire financial security …show more content…
Among the characters is Willy Loman. Willy is portrayed as a very insecure and egocentric travelling salesman who have a very strong belief in the American dream pertaining to easy way of obtaining success and wealth acquisition. According to Nilsson et al (56), success can only be achieved through rigorous indulgent of activities which are viable and acceptable lawfully. However, even though there is a lot of misconception about the acquisition of wealth through other means apart from working hard for it, many people believe that ill-gotten wealth do not last and if it does, there is a lot of suffering at the end. On the other hand, Biff Loma, a son to Willy feels so compelled to search for reality of life. He does not agree with his father and brother about the American dream. Despite the fact that his father is for the opinion in easy way of obtaining wealth and success, Biff acknowledges the fact that his failure are the more reasons behind his failures. According to Adler (102), individual failures are the main causes of poverty. Given the fact that the duo bears different opinions in regard to success, Willy seems to be thinking in the right path as far as reality of matter is …show more content…
In the attempts of revealing the so called humble truth behind his father’s fantasy, Biff targets the territory that owned by his father which symbolically represents the free West. However, Biff is much obscured by Willy’s blind faith of the American dream in a very skewed and materialistic manner. The whole crises between the duo is centered in the lies and the disillusionment, whereby, in order for Biff to come to the reality, he must therefore expose the family matters which ideally is not an advisable way to go. According to Gross et al (12), all choices that are made by human beings are always attributed to specific choices. No matter how one tries to run away from the consequences of their choices, in one way or the other, they must face the reality in a broad day light. This is exactly what happens to Willy the father to Biff thus leaving the whole family in a great wilderness of

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