Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller

  • William “Willy” Loman: The salesman. He is 63 years of ages and unsteady, insecure, and self-deluded. Willy tends to re-imagine occasions from the past as if they were real. He vacillates in between different periods of his life. Willy seems childish and relies on others for support, paired with his repeating flashbacks to various minutes throughout his profession. His first name, Willy, reflects this childlike aspect in addition to sounding like the question “Will he?” His surname gives the feel of Willy’s being a “low guy”, someone who will not prosper; nevertheless, this popular interpretation of his surname was dismissed by Miller, who mentioned that the character’s name is due to his relation to the English queen. [3]
  • Linda Loman: Willy’s devoted and caring better half. Linda is passively helpful and docile when Willy talks unrealistically about wish for the future, although she seems to have a good understanding of what is actually going on. She scolds her sons, especially Biff, for not helping Willy more, and supports Willy adoringly even though Willy sometimes treats her badly, neglecting her viewpoints over those of others. She is the very first to recognize that Willy is contemplating suicide at the start of the play, and prompts Biff to make something of himself, while anticipating Willy to help Biff do so.
  • Biff Loman: Willy’s older child. Biff was a football star with a lot of capacity in high school, however stopped working math his senior year and dropped out of summer season school when he saw Willy with another woman while visiting him in Boston. He fluctuates in between going house to try to satisfy Willy’s dream for him as a businessman or disregarding his father by heading out West to be a farmhand where he rejoices. He likes being outdoors and working with his hands, yet wants to do something worthwhile so Willy will be proud of him. Biff takes because he wants evidence of success, even if it is incorrect proof, but overall Biff stays a realist and informs Willy that he is just a regular guy and will not be a great male.
  • Harold “Delighted” Loman: Willy’s younger son. He has lived in the shadow of his older bro Biff most of his life and appears to be nearly overlooked, however he still tries to be helpful towards his family. He has an agitated lifestyle as a womanizer and dreams of moving beyond his present job as an assistant to the assistant purchaser at the regional shop, but he wants to cheat a little in order to do so, by taking allurements. He is always trying to find approval from his moms and dads, however he seldom gets any, and he even reaches to make things up simply for attention, such as telling his parents he is going to get wed. He tries typically to keep his household’s perceptions of each other positive or “delighted” by defending each of them during their lots of arguments, but still has the most unstable relationship with Linda, who looks down on him for his way of life and evident cheapness, in spite of his providing cash.
  • Charley: Willy’s somewhat wisecracking yet kind and understanding neighbor. He pities Willy and often provides him cash and comes by to play cards with him, although Willy typically treats him badly. Willy is jealous of him since his kid is more successful than Willy’s. Charley offers Willy a task often times during visits to his workplace, yet Willy declines every time, even after he loses his job as a salesperson.
  • Bernard: Charley’s child. In Willy’s flashbacks, he is a nerd, and Willy requires him to offer Biff test answers. He worships Biff and does anything for him. Later on, he is a very successful legal representative, wed, and anticipating a 2nd kid– the same successes that Willy wants for his boys, in particular Biff. Bernard makes Willy consider where he has actually failed as a father.
  • Uncle Ben: Willy’s older brother who ended up being a diamond magnate after a detour to Africa. He is dead, but Willy often speaks to him in his hallucinations of the past. He is Willy’s role model, although he is much older and has no genuine relationship with Willy, choosing to assert his supremacy over his younger brother. He represents Willy’s concept of the American Dream success story, and is shown coming by the Lomans’ house while on organisation journeys to share stories.
  • The Woman: A lady, whom Willy calls “Miss Francis”, with whom Willy cheated on Linda.
  • Howard Wagner: Willy’s boss. Willy worked initially for Howard’s father (also named Howard) and claims to have recommended the name Howard for his newborn kid. However, he sees Willy as a liability for the business and fires him, overlooking all the years that Willy has provided to the business. Howard is extremely pleased with his wealth, which appears in his new wire recorder, and of his family.
  • Jenny: Charley’s secretary.
  • Stanley: A waiter at the restaurant who seems to be pals or familiarized with Happy.
  • Miss Forsythe: A lady whom Pleased choices up at the restaurant. She is extremely pretty and claims she was on several magazine covers. Happy lies to her, making himself and Biff appear like they are necessary and effective. (Delighted claims that he participated in West Point which Biff is a star football gamer.)
  • Letta: Miss Forsythe’s buddy.

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