Death of a Salesman

Why does Willy tell Howard about Dave Singleman?

Act Two

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Dave Singleman represents why Willy became a saleman and exemplifies the way in which his profession has changed. Willy wants Howard to understand that when he started it was all about "personality," and the opportunity to establish professional relationships. Howard's actions are proof of his point, as Willy subsequently loses his job. Efficiency has replaced relationships and actions are "all cut and dried."


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