Comparing Willy Loman from Death of a Salesman and Joe Keller from All My Sons

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|HUM 102 - 020 | |Considering Willy and Joe | |Research Paper | | | |Kofi Boadi | |March 25, 2010 |

|Willy Loman from Death of A Salesman and Joe Keller from All My Sons, have similarities in their courses of action which prove detrimental to | |their families and ultimately leads to their suicidal ends. |

A person’s ambition causes him to work and continue moving forward with expectations of reaching an ideal end. His ideological idiosyncrasy, however, determines the manner of choices he will make to reach his expected end. These conditions are not different in the case of Willy Loman and Joe Keller. They are men who begin with a drive for success which originates from their expectations of reaching some ideal goals. They make choices based on their ideologies, and hold fast to them throughout their journeys. Nevertheless their courses of action adversely contribute to their reputation and eventually result in suicide. Though they make very sacrificial investments toward their objectives, they remain unachieved.

To understand their desires, it is necessary to consider the goals for which these men strive....
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