Happy is a philanderer who continues to li. Miller depicts the treachery and inner evil of the two boys and their father. My God, I was yelling at him! Betrayal is a huge theme in Death of a Salesman and leads you through the story. What instances in the book back this up? Studying his thoughts, actions, how he relates to other characters and how other characters relate to him enables the reader to come to an understanding of the world in which Willy lives. At the end of the story, when Willy leaves with the car, it is both betrayal and ambition mixed together.
Willy Loman — is the tragic hero of the play. Willy builds his entire life around this idea and teaches it to his children. The discovery of the father's infidelity differentiates the before and after of the disloyal act. As in the case of Willy, despite the progress that most Americans had experienced during the said period, there are also people who experienced failure, attributed to either external factors or individual faults, or both. Death of a Salesman is a thoughtful criticism of the moral and social standards of contemporary America and the confusion it infuses in. She pretends to care about her husband, but in reality, prefers that he kill himself so that she can live an easier life.
From my point of view, he is money hungry and because he is not living a life of making big bucks, he is pretty much living in a fantasy. First, Willy gives stockings to the woman he has an affair with, then he repeatedly lashes out at Linda for mending her stockings in front of him. It was society who stripped him of his dignity, piece by piece. Through the play Willy is striving to live the American Dream; to have a better, richer and happier life. That conflict and chaos is always caused. Linda tells Willy that Biff is moody for the reason that he cannot find himself.
It is a wonderful example of the way modernist writers expressed their belie. The more Willy talks to Ben, the more excited he seems to get. Willy never seemed to have much direction in his life. We are first introduced to the importance of popularity and physical appearance when Willy is speaking to his wife, Linda, about their son Biff. Only way this play seems to suggest is to become of value to others, one so indispensible that people would beg for you to come back. For some, it is to be rich and to have a financially stable career.
A sob rises in her throat. This quote explains the feelings Biff has towards his father and the relationship between both Biff and his Mother, and his connection to his Dad. By Leah Hadomi The actual events enacted in his presence become the trigger for Willy's recollections and fantasies which constitute the play's imaginary sequences. There are others that believe this is an attainable goal. Willy believes that success and goals of the American dream are easily obtainable and he refuses to accept that his betrayal to his wife, his sons, and himself is the reason of the failure of their success. Another way in how Willy betrays his family can be found in how he betrays his son Biff.
Inspired by his love for his family, Willy ironically abandons them just as he himself was abandoned by his father when he was three. That conflict and chaos is always caused by betrayal. In this case however, advancements in industry have not always led to advancements in living conditions. He is calling out to the big brother who abandoned him, final call in his last moments for some sort of advice or consolation, and in his final moments, abandons the family that loves him, despite their conflicts. It has spurred debate among academics and stirred the emotions of hundreds of thousands of audiences and readers alike. I had to be boss big shot in two weeks, and I'm through with it! This leads to the problems with is sons, wife, and career; it ultimately is what ends his life.
Biff especially betrayed his father when he refused to make anything of himself. Entire new generations of readers feel nothing for the plight of Willy Loman; they believe his actions merit his destruction. Even though this is miscommunication, ambition strikes as Willy wants to make it up to her even if she doesn't know the real reason behind his apologies. Biff realizes that his huge plans have failed because he flunked a class. Every day he has to travel several hours to get all the way up there. Why am I trying to become what I don't want to be.
What the hell did I say to him? It is notable that in the same way that Biff relies on his father for building his own concept of his self-worth, Willy is no different from his son, since he, similarly, relies on his brother Ben and on material wealth and personality as his key towards achieving personal success. Hagar Shipley is destroyed by her loss of independence and Willy Loman is forced into taking drastic and unnecessary actions. He goes around arguing with his wife and getting flashbacks of a happier past. And as the family starts to realize what has happened, they all scream in fear which is where the betrayal part appears. Willy seems to be in conflict with himself and everyone else in his life. In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller uses the theme of betrayal in a way to draw parallels. He lies to Charley that he has a job when he was just fired by Howard.
Willy seems to life in two different realities. The man invests everything into his sons, Biff and Happy, and is constantly wondering what went wrong with his life, and covering his failures with excuses and lies. Willy would best be described as the main character of the story. Willy is constantly speaks highly of his son Biff throughout the play and admires all of the achievements that he has accomplished in his high school years. His flashes back and forth to past and present are what create the conflict inside of Willy.
According to him, he is well known. Which is the basic representation of the ambition that is hidden within Willy Loman's decision. This quote was spoken by the main character of the Arthur Miller play Death of a Salesman: Willy Loman. . In the end, he kills himself by crashing his car, hoping to get the life insurance money for his family. I saw -- the sky.