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Death of a Salesman

Posted October 2, 2011 8:20pm UTC by reginasolomond

“CHARLEY: …Willy was a salesman. And for a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life. He don’t put a bolt to a nut, he don’t tell you the law or give you medicine. He’s a Man way out there in the blue, Riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back-that’s an earthquake. And then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you’re finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.

BIFF: Charley, the Man didn’t know who he was”(517)

I chose this quote because I was unsure of why Willy became so depressed and lost in daydreams. Charley says it was because he was failing as a salesman. People stopped liking him, and when that happens “you’re finished”. Willy was certainly concerned with being well-liked, he constantly tells his sons that being well-liked is the only thing needed to succeed. It seems possible that once he is no longer liked, Willy would retreat into a dream world, filled of happy moments, but also moments that reflect the wrong choices he made in life.

Biff simply states that Willy did not know who he was. What does Biff mean by this? He could mean that Willy lived his whole life trying To see himself out of other’s eyes, and so never actually discovered who he really was because he was always trying to please others. Or maybe Biff thinks that Willy thinks he was more than he actually was, since Willy always bragged about how well-liked he was, and yet barely anyone came to his funereal. Or maybe Biff saw more in Willy than Willy saw in himself. Biff does call Willy “A fine troubled prince. A hardworking, unappreciated prince. A pal, you understand? A good companion. Always for his boys” (500).

Maybe the answer lies in a combination of Charley’s and Biff’s theories. Maybe Willy realized how he lost his power as a salesman, making him reflect on his life, and he didn’t like what he found in his reflections. Does anyone have any ideas on why Willy was so lost and depressed?





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