Essay looks at the character of Willy Loman. How Willy's low self worth, misplaced societal values, and his stubborn inability to change leads him through his life pretending to be more important, more liked, and more successful than he really is. This ultimately leads to his demise.
Death of a Character
In Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman the reader is introduced to the main character of
Ultimately this vision he has leads him to his death thinking that he will actually be helping his family.
Willy's low self worth is not talked about much in the story, but rather more implied through several conversations with his wife. I do not believe that Willy is even aware of the low self worth he has. While talking with his wife and bother Ben, he says little things like "I'm not noticed" (1470), "I'm fat. I'm very foolish to look at." (1471) and "I still feel - kind of temporary." (1478). He compensates for this by talking about how important he thinks he is. "Go to Filene's, go to the Hub, go to Slattery's, Boston. Call out the name