Arthur Miller’s Depiction of Willy Loman as a Heroic Figure as Illustrated in His Play, Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller picked a Low-Man as his hero, due to the fact that the queens and the kings do not live any longer and writers can’t write about them. I believe it’s excellent that Miller picked an individual like Lowman to be his hero. Lowman is a regular individual, he doesn’t have a high social status, and he’s much like anyone else.

Willie Loman was an unsuccessful salesperson, nobody liked him and he was a frustration to his kids. After the affair with another females, from admiring him and admiring him, his son Biff turned his back on him and never ever saw him as a good example. This story is various from Shakespeare and other stories, since in those stories the characters were all high class, kings, and queens and in this story, the guy is unrecognizable, not successful guy who lost all regard from everyone around him. Miller’s awful hero Willie Loman causes his own downfall. Willie was slipping up by being ignorant and ignoring the facts that everything was not alright when he believed it was. He was never been an effective salesman, however he saw a picture of someone else that he looked up to when he was growing up and he believed he was that individual by putting incorrect thoughts in his mind about himself. He was never that individual, however he stayed ignorant and his delusions lead him to take his own life away.

Willie Loman is a modern-day common man. It’s very difficult to compare Loman to Hamlet or Oedipus since the times are extremely various, however some contrasts can be made. Oedipus was delusional man much like Willie Loman. They both follow” Wrong Dreams” and live in an image that they produced themselves. Hamlet thinks that revenge will do something for his life, however his wrong thoughts wind up eliminating him and absolutely nothing is achieved. I like how Willie Loman still tries to be favorable, even though that” positivity” eliminates him, but he still works and attempts to offer his family and settle the home loan. Individuals do not like him for his foolish pride. What really eliminated Willie was his foolish pride. When Charley provided him a constant paying job, Willie refuses, due to the fact that he that would harm his pride.

To be a hero today is not really easy. For some people, a hero is your daddy, like Willie Loman was a hero for Biff prior to he had an affair. My dad is my hero, because he is a perfect example how an individual ought to live a life. Even though nobody is perfect in this world, however I appreciate how my daddy is trying to teach me how to be a good individual by trying. All individuals make error and show you their bad side, but a hero to me is somebody who can learn from their errors and admit that they did it. Whatever it takes, you need to be able to gain from them and refrain from doing them again. In the story” Death of a Salesperson” the delusion that Loman had ended up actually bad for him. He didn’t wished to confess that he was making mistakes and didn’t wanted to accept the modification that was necessary to his life. A hero is someone that tries to make people around you better and show them a good example by doing advantages.