Death of a Salesman -Character Sketches
In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the main character, Willy Loman, is a struggling salesman. Toward the
end of the play, Willy commits suicide by crashing his car.
Willy Loman is a complex character who confuses illusion with reality. In a way, Willy has two personalities in this play.
The one we see in the present action is a tired man in his sixties. The
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wrong perspective on life. By committing suicide, Willy took the easy way out. Biff still will miss his father but he will not let his
sorrow overcome him.
In conclusion, Willy Loman was a very confused and disturbed man. He would look into the past to see where he made
his mistakes. He suffered from delusions. By killing himself, he is portrayed as a coward who certainly had his priorities