His consciousness is so fractured that he cannot even maintain a consistent fantasy. However, Miller says people have been 'ultimately misguidedÂ´. Before he left that morning, Willy criticized Biff for working at manual labor on farms and horse ranches in the West. Happy has a steady job in New York, but the rat race does not satisfy him. He based his works on his own life, and his observations of the American scene.
What am I doing in an office, making a contemptuous, begging fool of myself, when all I want it out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am? But he ignores this knowledge which he carries in himself, and goes on with his plan. Willy finally realizes that his life is an illusion and nothing is as it seems to be. Miller is the most prominent twentieth-century American playwrights. Howard is extremely proud of his wealth, which is manifested in his recording machine, and his family. When Biff fails to produce the expected glowing report, Happy, who has not had the same revelation as Biff, chimes in with false information about the interview.
The American dream was a far fetched belief that if u migrated to America with a little money and an amount of self belief, through hard work you could become prosperous and be able to provide for your family. That is just what occurred in the play The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. This 'dreamÂ´ consists of a genuine and determined belief that in America, all things are possible to all men, regardless of birth or wealth; you work hard enough you will achieve anything. In Willy's flashbacks, he is a nerd, and Willy forces him to give Biff test answers. First, the not letting Biff go, and then committing suicide, despite the fact that Biff had made his intentions so clear.
The instant that Biff sees the Woman, the music stops, then begins once more but in a slow, droopy manner. The title explains how the death of a salesman can not only impact the way you see a salesman but also the intensity it takes on a person. The next day, Willy goes to ask Howard for a job in town while Biff goes to make a business proposition, but neither are successful. This is a fitting end as Willy is incapable of living with the truth and can no longer live in denial. Happy tries to convince Biff not to tell their father at dinner, and play it off as a accident. Yet he only sees the aging Willy as a liability for the company and lets him go, ignoring the 35 years that Willy has given to the company.
Willy responds to this line of questions, by reiterating his regret of never having enough money or success. He has a very restless lifestyle as a womanizer and dreams of moving beyond his current job as an assistant to the assistant buyer at the local store but is unfortunately willing to cheat a little in order to do so, by taking bribes. So now, instead of generously forgiving, Biff becomes just as angry and aggressive. He doesn't want to leave with another fight, he wants to make peace - Arthur Miller 1915-2005 born in Manhattan, but lived in Brooklyn when he was a teenager. Willy begins to talk to Ben again in his mind, and resolves to drive off to get some insurance money to provide for his family. Willy is killed in a car accident.
These societal beliefs play a large part in Death of a Salesman, a play in which the main character, Willy Loman, spends a lifetime chasing after the American Dream. He is visibly not used to hearing the naked truth being spoken in his family. Willy Loman has surrendered the life of himself and his sons to a dream of success, while this dream is not particularly reprehensible, it is nevertheless unsuitable for him and can only be kept alive at the expense of his selfhood. He customizes information, facts, and memories to fit his ideal perception of the world. Willy decides to talk to Howard in the morning.
He raised a family and journeyed forth into the business world full of hope and ambition. I was easily able to follow the plot, identify with his characters, and picture the setting. For example, leaves often appear around the current setting representing the leaves of the two which were situated next to the house, prior to the development of the apartment blocks. Linda confides in Biff and Happy that Willy is suicidal and has been trying to kill himself through gas inhalation and car accidents. Miller describes what characteristics the modern tragic hero possesses and how he differs from the heroes depicted by classic Greek playwrights such as Sophocles and Aristotle.
Biff steals because he wants evidence of success, even if it is false evidence, but overall Biff remains a realist, and informs Willy that he is just a normal guy and will not be a great man. During these parts of the film, the time and place stay constant without any abrupt flashbacks that usually happen while the play takes Willy's point of view. Glossary tired to the death an expression meaning exhausted. Willy changes his interpretation of reality according to his psychological needs at the moment. He goes between going home to try to fulfill Willy's dream for him to be a businessman and ignoring his father and going out West to be a farmhand where he is happiest.
It reveals the struggle of an old, worn out, salesman who is upset with the life that he has created. However, at the funeral, Biff retains his belief that he does not want to become a businessman. In this way, she attempts to protect him from seeing his own shortcomings. He made a living at this for 30 years. He has lived in the shadow of his older brother Biff most of his life and seems to be almost ignored, but he still tries to be supportive towards his family. The origins of the American Dream seem to have been rooted in the pioneering mentality of the 18th and 19th century immigrants, most of whom came to America because of a promise of a new and better life.