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Death of A Salesman
Transcript of Death of A Salesman
•Happy has suffered from his father’s expectations.
•Neglected by his father, he usually doesn’t pay any attention to him.
•Happy is extremely lonely. •Happy is competitive and ambitious but his feelings are misdirected.
•Unable to compete on his own in terms of business world, but pursues women.
•His name highlights the irony of his predicament.
•Happy’s ending is his own persistent misbeleif. He sticks to Willy’s foolish dreams o money and a wife.•Biff and Happy fantasize about moving to the West together and opening a ranch where they could work with their hands.
•Happy shows concern for his father. •Happy is similar to Willy,both deny their positions and exaggerate details in order to have more power.
•Willy's life revolves around his attempt to forget his affair with the Woman, while Happy's life revolves around an active pursuit of affairs with many women.
•Has acquired the negative traits of Willy. •Happy’s first sign of dissatisfaction is seen at the beginning of Act One. Biff sees Happy as a success, but Happy admits otherwise. Happy confesses that he has everything he has ever wanted, yet is still unhappy eg. …But then, it’s what I always wanted. My own apartment, a car, and plenty of women. And still…, I’m lonely.” •Willy believed that he was the top salesman in his firm at one point, which parallels to Happy believing that he was the assistant buyer at a previous job
•Happy remains static and develops no depth to his personality at all.
•"Willy Loman did not die in vain. He had a good dream. It's the only dream you can have--to come out number-one man. He fought it out here, and I'm going to win it for him."