Walked into a jungle and comes out, the age of twenty-one, and he's rich! Happy, Requiem This shows that Happy has become the idealist, while Biff is leaving town to start over as a man who accepts his mediocrity. The Lomans must stand out from the pack. . I'm the New England man. I tell you, I know every thought in his mind.
I've got to get some seeds, right away. Act I Willy's recipe for success is based entirely around a cult of personality. Death of a Salesman Biff Loman, referring to his schoolfriend Bernard, Act 1 The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead. He and his sons must be special. Death of a Salesman Biff Loman, realizing his father's illusions of success for him are just that - illusions, Act 2 1 Arthur Miller : American playwright, author of Death of a Salesman 1949.
Willy did die in vain, and Happy cannot change that. Act 1 Because of her understanding of Willy and his fear of abandonment, Linda is particularly concerned that Biff and Happy are turning their backs on their father. The thesis of Linda's speech - and of Salesman as a whole - is that all men deserve respect and attention. No man should die without feeling he mattered. Death of a Salesman Willie Loman, about his brother Ben making a fortune from diamonds in Africa, Act 1 I don't say he's a great man. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person.
And still - that's how you build a future. I don't say he's a great man. I don't say he's a great man. She thinks that if Willy feels finally and totally abandoned by his boys then it might totally push him over the edge to suicide. And always to have to get ahead of the next fella. He's not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. To get on that subway on the hot mornings in summer.
He's liked, but not well-liked. He's not the finest character that ever lived. Willie Loman never made a lot of money. Death of a Salesman Willy Loman, Act 1 He's liked, but he's not well liked. I've got to get some seeds. Death of a Salesman Willy Loman, Act 1 The man knew what he wanted and went out and got it! Death of a Salesman Linda, referring to her husband Willie Loman, Act 1 A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.
But Willy's appeal is not for some abstraction of attention or dignity. No human being is disposable. Biff, his life is in your hands! So attention must be paid. He was a subsistence worker. He's not the finest character that ever lived.
He had a good dream. I'm gonna show you and everybody else that Willy Loman did not die in vain. He never earned enough to save anything, and he didn't build, and he didn't grow, and now that his job is done he has nothing left. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person. GradeSaver, 6 June 2009 Web.
He fought it out here, and this is where I'm gonna win it for him. He believes himself to be vital to the company, but in reality it's the company that's vital to him and his feelings of self worth. His name was never in the paper. I don't have a thing in the ground. He's not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Death of a Salesman Willy Loman, Act 2 I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been. Willy Loman never made a lot of money.