Willy is also a familiar American Philistine and even a universal type. This thing that I write about is the American system.
Reality and Illusion in Death of a Salesman - Reality and Illusion in Death of a Salesman In Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman, the major theme as well as the main source of conflict is Willy's inability to distinguish between reality and illusion.
One example why this is an illusion is when Linda, the wife of Willy, says to Charley and Biff during the funeral of Willy Why didn t anybody come?
These feelings are caused by his inability to face the realities of modern society. My father, Willy Loman, I believe shared this same passion, however, he suppressed his dreams as it did not fit in with is predetermined mould for a beloved salesman In Arthur Miller's moving and powerful play, "Death of a Salesman", Miller uses many character to contrast the difference between success and failure within the system Some may be minor such as having to cope with a disobedient teenager or an irritable child.
Willy Loman is a complex character who confuses illusion with reality. Miller and Albee both depict a the struggles of man in relationships. However, with the wrong dream, even a fulfilling life is not a happy one.