Willy Loman in the play Death of a Salesman is an aging salesman in a world where the door to door man is being pushed out by the big corporations. We see that he has and always will be a yes man and even though he is a hard worker he never got the job in New York that he really wanted. Although Willy has been working for a long time he still does not have the money to retire and still be able to support his family. Throughout the play more and more of Willy's character is shown and eventually we see him for the flawed character he is instead of this sad, old, hardworking family man. It is revealed that the reason why his son Biff is screwed up is because of the affair that Willy had, which Biff witnessed when he was a young man. Even thought Willy knows that his son hasn't been the same since that moment he still questions why Biff isn't getting on the right track and he acts as if nothing had happened that day that he got caught. Willy is also obsessed with what people think about him, and believes that what people think about him is extremely important. He thinks that having good looks and money is what the... [continues]
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