I Am Number Four

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Death of a Salesman by Riley Thorpe
The book Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller is about a man, who hallucinates and has illusions of the past, but his hallucinations mix into the past illusions. This mans name is Willy Loman, he has two children and a wife Linda. His wife is very supportive to Willy, she trys her best to make him feel good about life. His sons Biff and Hap are very different people, Hap is more like his father, when Biff wants to be more of a outdoors man.

Biff a confused man he is stuck between doing what he loves, or following his fathers footsteps and be a miserable old man. He wants his father to be proud of him, Happy: ''he's not mocking you, he-'' Biff: '' Everything I say there's a twist of mockery on his face. I can't get near him.'' Biff has a hard time telling his father what he wants to do in his life, he just wants to do what he loves, Biff: ''when all you really desire is to be outdoors, with your shirt off. And always to have to get ahead of the next fella. And still that's how you build a future.'' Biff has a hard time finding a steady job that he enjoys, ''I stole myself out of every good job since high school!'' He feels he can't keep a job because his father fills him with such ''hot air'' that he can't stand taking orders from anybody.

Linda is a sweat old lady married to Willy, Willy's problem scares her but she won't confront it. She encourages Willy and his ideas, Willy: '' You wait, kid, before it's all over were gonna get a place out in the country, and I'll raise some vegetables, a couple of chickens...'' Linda: '' You'll do it yet, dear.' Willy:''Gee whiz! That's really somethin! I'm gonna knock Howard for a loop, kid. I'll get an advance and I'll come home with a New York job. Goddammit, now I'm gonna do it! Linda:'' Oh, that's the spirit Willy!'' She knows what Willy's problem is, but won't confront…...

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