Death of a Salesman Essay | Willy Loman Compared to Other Characters in "Death of a Salesman"

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Willy Loman Compared to Other Characters in "Death of a Salesman"

Summary: In his play "Death of a Salesman," Arthur Miller compares the lives of the characters Charlie and his son Bernard, who are neighbors and friends of Willy Loman, with the lives of Willy and his son Biff. Both fathers and sons are exact opposites of one another. Charlie worked hard, ultimately achieve success, and raised Bernard to work hard and do the right thing. On the other hand, Willy never achieved success and never paid much attention to Biff's undeveloped work ethic and study habits, which ultimately led to Biff's lacking a career or any major success in life.
In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the story is of an aging salesman who comes to realize how he has not lived up to his expectations and that he is just growing older and more unnecessary both in his job as well as in the lives of his sons. As his realization of these occurrences progresses, he slowly grows to be more and more delirious. In order to show how disappointing Willy's life has become, as well as how his son Biff is following the similar path, Miller uses Willy's neighbors and friends Charlie and his son Bernard.

Charlie and Bernard are almost exact opposites of Willy and Biff. Charlie is a successful man who owns his own successful business. Willy on the other hand is successful in neither life nor career. Bernard, Charlie's son, grows to be...

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