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Death of a Salesman Project

McKenzie Blanton

McKenzie Blanton

on 17 April 2012

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Transcript of Death of a Salesman Project

Happy Happy's dream revolves around being heard. Happy wants to be successful, but even more he wants the authority, respect and voice that comes with it. "I gotta show some of those pompous, self-important executives over there that Hap Loman can make the grade. I want to walk into the store the way he walks in" (Miller 1785). Happy is not even heard in his own family. His dream is to be an important voice and a success like his father dreamed to be. Linda Linda is devoted completely to Willy. Her dream is Willy's happiness. She only wants her husband to be happy and settled. Linda's dream mirrors Willy's. She only dreams of the day Willy will be content and achieves his dreams. "When he has to go to Charley and borrow fifty dollars a week and pretend to me that it's his pay? How long can that go on? How long? You see what I am sitting here and waiting for?" (Miller 1803) Biff Biff has a dream of self-identification. For so long he only thought he was the boy Willy said he was. Then he realized Willy was a fake and so his identity was fake too. Now he only wants to realize who he is and find where he belongs. "Why am I trying to become what I don't want to be? What am I doing in an office, making a contemptuous, begging fool of myself, when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am! Why can't I say that, Willy?" (Miller 1842) Searching for identity. Willy Loman Willy's dream is the American Dream. He dreams of success and riches. "We'll do it here, Ben! You hear me? We're gonna do it here!" (Miller 1817) "You wait, kid, before it's all over we're gonna get a little place out in the country and I'll raise some vegetables, a couple of chickens. . ." (Miller 1809). Willy Loman wants the good life and beleived he could get there by being a salesman. However, he is a terrible salesman and will not admit it. He dreams of being rich and content in the good life. The End
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