THE DEATH OF A SALESMAN SUMMARY Willy is a father of two sons Biff and Happy and wife name Linda . Willy likes Happy because Happy is a successful man while Biff is hated by him because of his unsuccessful life . One night ,Willy is talking to some imaginary people and he even shout to them . Because of his shout , Biff and Happy wake up and worried about thei father Biff thinks that he needs to see his former boss to borrow some money and make a loan and start a business . In the next morning Will meets his boss and tells him about his problem in travelling for the sake of business instead of providing him a new job the boss fired him . Willy goes to see his sons at a restaurant . Willy is sure that his son will get a a loan . When they reach there Willy expect for a good news from Biff but sadly Biff tells him that he couldn’t get the loan . Then they leave their father at the restaurant who is busy in dreaming and reliving in the past . Once they are at home, their mother is mad at them for leaving their dad alone at the restaurant. An argument starts among the family. Biff tells that he cannot live according to his father expectation. Willy realizes that Biff is just like him, He loves him so much. He is stress and frustrated. He decides to commit suicide so that the insurance money could be some use to Biff to start a new business. Linda feels strange after her husband commit suicide. She feels like his husband is like by everyone but during the funeral no one came. THEMES The American dream Abandoment & betrayal Natural and artificial world • Willy strongly believes in the rise of the individual in society in the american myth. Willy beliefs that anyone can achieve economic and social success through hardwork. He also claims that being well-liked and beautiful is all it takes to be successful in business. • Willy’s entire life can be seen as a series of abondonments. We learn in the the play that he was left by his father when he was quite young . This left him both financially and spirtitually abandonded. • At the same time, willy loman’s affair with the Women is betrayal toward his wife. There fore, this become recurrent theme throughout the play. • Arthur miller has place the natural and the artificial world side by side. On te one hand, willy loman tries to find a good career amid his failure as a salesman. He is fires from the company by its new owner, Howard wagner. This reflects the harsh artificial world of urban capitalism where a man has no place if he is not beneficial for the business. 1.Head of family 2.He is about 63 years old 3.He is travelling salesman as he travels to New England each week 3.He has troubles in driving 4.He has two sons 5.He is a man of contradictions 6.He has many inner conflicts 1.He is the younger brother 2.He is a businessman in a lower level position 3.He knows he has a bad character as he dates and sleeps a lot of women and drops them 5.He thinks that no one notices him •1.Willy’s wife •2.She is a very traditional wife as he has been taking good care of his family especially her husband •3.She seems to be a quite person but she is an observer as she actually know what is going on 1.The older brother 2.The family had great hopes on him , they give him all the attention as the thought he would be a star in life 3.He has been jumping job to job 4.He also has many inner conflicts CHARLEY • Loomans’ neighbour • Owns a successful business • Bernard,his son,is a rich and well-known lawyer. • Willy owes a lot to Charley and Charley is his only best friend. BERNARD • Son of Charley • Sees Biff as an idol although Biff always mocks him for studying very hard. • A rich and successful lawyer. BEN • Willy’s rich older brother • Willy idolizes Ben and takes him as a symbol of success for himself and his sons THE WOMAN • Known as Willy’s mistress • The woman catches his attention and is very intimate with Willy. • Biff once caught Willy and the woman and his hatred grew since then.