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Transcript of DofS
The home is based on the beliefs of Willy.
Willy's morals and values are corrupt, and Biff and Happy are raised on these beliefs.
Setting them out to fail just as their father has. Being where one lives, or where ones roots are. The Father is the head of the household, usually making the main decisions and providing the family with financial support. The father is looked up to by the children and is the idol of his children. Willy Loman is a poor example of a father figure. He has raised his children with his wrong beliefs, because of this they will fail to succeed in life. DEATH OF A SALESMAN Willy Loman Willy at the begining of the story declares that he is not currently happy to where his family is living. Willy says, " The way they boxed us in here. Bricks and windows, windows and bricks." (Miller 17) The place in which one's domestic affections are centered. Biff Loman, as Willy's eldest son, has become aware of the fallacies that he was raised upon to believe through what he was taught by his father, the head of the household. Happy Loman, the youngest of the two sons, has not yet realized these fallacies are incorrect and still believes he must prove to his father that he is well liked by people. "The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead. Be liked and you will never want." (Miller Act 1, 33) "I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been." ( Act 2, 104) Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman, has many reoccurring themes including home, which revolves around belonging inside the Loman's dwelling. "I'm gonna show you and everybody else that 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 this is where I'm gonna win it for him." (Act 2, 138-139) Happy Loman Biff Loman Linda Loman She takes the second role of raising her children. Although aware of Willy's condition she denys it and ignores the fact that he is ill. She defends his madness, and protects him from realizing reality. Linda Loman, is the mother figure in the family she is a typical wife figure of the time. " "He's the dearest man in the world to me and i wont have anyone making him feeling unwanted and low and blue." (Act 1, 55) Owner: Arthur Miller Born: 1915 Live: New York City Post Secondary Education:
Univercity of Michigan Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman has many reoccurring themes including home, which revolves around the characters inside the Loman's dwelling. In conclusion the home that these four characters have been built up from the wrong foundation. Willy Loman pushed his beliefs upon each and every one of his family members, resulting in a separate case of failure for each member of the home. The home that they are residing in is ultimately not a home at all. "Ben! Please tell about Dad. I want my boys to hear. I want them to know what kind of stock they spring from. All i remember is a man with a big beard, and i was in Mamma's lap, ... " (Miller 48).