Death of a Salesman

Comprehension 2. What is Willy's dream? What is he searching for throughout the play? Why doesn't he find it? Did he have a chance of fullfilling it ? Did he have the wrong dream? Inappropriate attitudes? Is he born loser, or does he st-

and in his own way to success? Explain.

Death of a Salesman - Act 1 or Act 2 or both

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Willy Loman's dream is to become a great man. He believes that a job in salesmanship is the way to accomplish this. He wishes to reinvent himself into a man who receives respect and is looked at with admiration.

Throughout the play, Willy is searching for the moment his life took a wrong turn, because he doesn't understand why or how, with all the hard work and effort he put into his dream, it's never come to fruition. Maybe he's also looking for a way back, a re-do button.

But these things he can never find, because it is impossible. One could be harsh and say that Willy Loman never had a chance of fulfilling his dream,

Perhaps his dream was the right one for him, but even then, he went about going after it in an entirely inappropriate manner, and definitely with inappropriate attitudes. Willy Loman should not be rude and grouchy to his superiors, that is not a way to move up any kind of professional ladder.

It is in this manner that he stood in his own way to success, for his failure to adapt and work the system he was given. There was a way for him to succeed, but Willy unfortunately ended up choosing the wrong path. No one is born a loser, and Willy Loman is no exception to this either. But he made himself a loser in the end.


Willy wants the American dream. He wants to become a great man. He believes that he can reinvent himself into a super salesmen demanding high wages and esteem from others. You need to submit each of your questions separately.