Many of the names in death of a salesman have symbolic and ironic significance the name happy, for example, is suggestive of contentment (obvious statement is obvious, we know) but as we all know, happy is extremely unhappy in addition, the last name loman, which is almost exactly low man, is ironic in light of willy’s high aspirations.
Willy loman's distorted values in arthur miller’s death of a salesman 946 words 4 pages willy loman, the central character in arthur miller’s death of a salesman, is a man whose fall from the top of the capitalistic totem pole results in a resounding crash, both literally and metaphorically.
When willy’s illusions begin to fail under the pressing realities of his life, his mental health begins to unravel the overwhelming tensions caused by this disparity, as well as those caused by the societal imperatives that drive willy, form the essential conflict of death of a salesman. Arthur miller has emerged as one of the most successful and but it wasn’t until death of a salesman was performed in 1949 that miller established himself as a major willy loman, the salesman, enters, carrying two large sample cases the flute plays on he hears but is not.
Willy loman's distorted values in arthur miller’s death of a salesman willy loman, the central character in arthur miller’s death of a salesman, is a man whose fall from the top of the capitalistic totem pole results in a resounding crash, both literally and metaphorically. Arthur miller's play death of a salesman addresses loss of identity and a man's inability to accept change within himself and society the play is a montage of memories, dreams, confrontations, and arguments, all of which make up the last 24 hours of willy loman's life. Everything you ever wanted to know about willy loman in death of a salesman, written by masters of this stuff just for you death of a salesman by arthur miller home / literature / death of a salesman / characters / willy's death.
The character of willy loman in arthur miller's death of a salesman willy loman, the main character in death of a salesman is a complex tragic character he is a man struggling to hold onto the little dignity he has left in a changing society.
In death of a salesman by arthur miller, the persona of each major character is developed as they discuss the past, present, and future with each other we will explore how he does this for willy , linda , biff , happy , and ben loman, as well as for neighbors charley and his son bernard. Playwright arthur miller wants to portray willy loman as the common man this notion contrasts much of greek theater which sought to tell tragic stories of great men instead of greek gods bestowing a cruel fate upon the protagonist, willy loman makes several terrible mistakes that result in a.
Death of a salesman is a 1949 play written by american playwright arthur miller it was the recipient of the 1949 pulitzer prize for drama and tony award for best play the play premiered on broadway in february 1949, running for 742 performances, and has been revived on broadway four times,  winning three tony awards for best revival.