Characters Analysis in “Death of a Salesman”

August 26, 2020 by Essay Writer

‘Death of a Salesman’ is a drama wrote by Arthur Miller that was about man who is a travel salesman. The play that opens by Willy, sixty years old who loses his jobs after he came from trip. He was often thought about life as it was, when personal and communication were the keys to success. William’s brother Ben is the only self-made beneficiary when he makes great fortune at the beginning of his life.

Ben tried to tell and advised his brother Willy, but Willy did not believe him.

Because he was thinking that his charisma and loved could lead to its success. Willy has two growing up sons Biff and Happy whose father taught them how they be successful and important in life. Both they took father advised seriously, but as an adult they are unsuccessful.

Biff has a problem pressing the job and Happy as well, he thought as important as his father. But Willy was realized that he full of remorse and guilt.

Willy believes that he did not taught their sons the mistakes in life because of these problems, they would not be successful. After Biff’s decided to leave, Willy proved that his son life will be worthwhile. But In order to achieve that, the father decided to kill himself. Willy was planning for his life insurance to save the sons and wife. When he kills himself, the life insurance company did not pay the claim because he committed suicide.

Setting: The play is took place at Willy house in Brooklyn the late 1940s, but there are a few senses did not show up in willy house. When he gets hired from his job, and also met his sons in the restaurant. The play was organized to the hopes and desires of the past linked to the present. In the setting, he is showing us the senses of the past, and his illusion that he was unable to distinguish it from real life. The drama is opening when he feels surrounded by the old events.

Characters

Willy Loman

A traveling salesman who worked for the Wagner’s company. He has been harshly taken out of salary and put on commission, but at the end he was fired form his work.

After Biff’s decided to leave, Willy proved that his son life will be worthwhile. But In order to achieve that, the father decided to kill himself. Willy was planning for his life insurance to save the sons and wife. When he kills himself, the life insurance company did not pay the claim because he committed suicide.

Linda Loman

Willy is wife, she was loves her husband willy. She is a mother character in this Drama.

Biff Loman

Willy’s eldest son. Biff was a high school star football, but over the past 14 years, he’s been changing his work many times, and Willy hopes was focused on him. Happy Loman Willy’s youngest son works in the store, and he has a flat and car.

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