Thesis: In Arthur Millerís, Death of a Salesman, the character of Ben
is used as a catalyst to fuel the development of the main character, Willy.
The character of Ben in Arthur Millerís, Death Of A Salesman,
functions as a catalyst to fuel the development of his main character, Willy.
Miller uses Ben as an idealistic figure for Willy. Ben is the figure that Willy
strives to be like throughout the story. By
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hero. He believes
that his boys should be like Ben, which proves that he believes in Benís own
self-centered morals about how to get ahead. Ben is such a significant
presence in the novel because Willy is constantly chasing him; he is
constantly running to catch up to his brother. Even when Ben is just an
hallucination in Willyís mind, Willy believes in him fully. Ben allows for Willyís
character to develop.