In this paper Iím going to focus on the themes, and also do an analysis of the main characters in the book. Iím going to focus on the theme of the concept of illusion and reality and the nature of the characters and their impact and contribution to the play.
The main theme in Death of a Salesman is illusion versus reality.
Willy has lived his entire life in a world of illusions.
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reality. When Biff, Happy, and Willy are in the restaurant, Happy
tries to prevent Willy from learning that Biff did not get the loan.
While Biff is trying to explain that he never actually worked as a
salesman for Oliver, Happy is continually reassuring Willy that the
interview went well. Another example occurs at the end of the play
when Happy insists that Willy "did not die in vain. He had a good