Analysis of Happy Loman

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Analysis of Happy Loman

Death of a Salesman

Happys's one way of escaping his sake for his fathers attention was by blindly pursuing women who were already taken. Happy is a very ambitious character.

BIFF: Why? You’re making money, aren’t you?HAPPY : All I can do now is wait for the merchandise manager to die. And suppose I get to be merchandise manager? He’s a good friend of mine, and he just built a terrific estate on Long Island. And he lived there about two months and sold it, and now he’s building another one. He can’t enjoy it once it’s finished. And I know that’s just what I’d do. I don’t know what the hell I’m workin’ for. Sometimes I sit in my apartment—all alone. And I think of the rent I’m paying. And it’s crazy. But then, it’s what I always wanted. My own apartment, a car, plenty of women, and still, goddamnit, I’m lonely. (Act 1)

Analysis of Happy LomanUnlike Biff, Happy Loman shares the same unhealthy traits as his father Willy they both persue the "American Dream". Happy shares the same trait as his father for self delusion,believing himself that he could be a recognizable business man as well, hiding himself in the shadows of his brother Biff expectations.

Along the novel, Happy is extremely lonely, he tries to catch his fathers attention, but Willy never payed much attention to him, he always tried to please his father by showing him how much he could do and trying to impress him, Happy cannot be promoted until the merchandise manager dies.

“Sometimes I want to just rip my clothes off in the middle of the store and outbox that goddam merchandise manager. I mean I can outbox, outrun, and outlift anybody in that store,” Happy saidHappy's aspect of woman is very caring for them he cares for them from the beginning of the play to the end.


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