November 30, 2005

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman started out portraying Willy's life indirectly. It told history and I was able to get a vivid picture of the life that Willy had and continued to live.

Willy has been working at the same job for years and years and feels underappreciated. Willy went into his boss’s office and was not surprised when Howard refused to give him a raise, so he had different plan. He tried to convince Howard to give him a raise by expressing his deep love for the job. “And when I saw that, I realized that selling was the greatest career a man could want. ’Cause what could be more satisfying than to be able to go, at the age of eighty-four, into twenty or thirty different cities, and pick up a phone, and be remembered and loved and helped by so many different people?”

I feel that at this time in the story Will was desperate and hopeless. He tried to do everything that he could and it was not enough. Willy’s wife accepts the fact that her husband is not making the money that he used to and wants him to realize that it is alright to admit that his selling’s are not going as well as they used to.

Willy is definetly portrayed as a family man. This story opened my eyes to how much pressure a family, job, and etc. can put on a person. In the end, Willy became irrational and gave up on his life. Unfortunately, he got a stuck in a moment that they could not get out of. It taught a valuable lesson – tomorrow’s another day.

Posted by GinaBurgese at November 30, 2005 02:27 AM | TrackBack
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