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Death of a Salesman Characters

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An insecure, self-deluded traveling salesman. He believes wholeheartedly in the American Dream of easy success and wealth, but he never achieves it.



Willy’s loyal, loving wife. She suffers through Willy’s grandiose dreams and self-delusions.



He has lived in Biff’s shadow all of his life, but he compensates by nurturing his relentless sex drive and professional ambition.



He led a charmed life in high school as a football star with scholarship prospects, good male friends, and fawning female admirers. He failed math.



Willy’s wealthy older brother. He has recently died and appears only in Willy’s “daydreams.”



He is Charley’s son and an important, successful lawyer. Although Willy used to mock him for studying hard, he always loved Willy’s sons dearly and regarded Biff as a hero.



Willy’s next-door neighbor. He owns a successful business and his son, Bernard, is a wealthy, important lawyer.



Willy’s boss. He inherited the company from his father, whom Willy regarded as “a masterful man” and “a prince.”


Dave Singleman

The Salesman who Willy looks up too. Willy wants to be just like him.



A waiter at Frank’s Chop House. He and Happy seem to be friends, or at least acquaintances, and they banter about and ogle Miss Forsythe together before Biff and Willy arrive at the restaurant.


Miss Forsythe

She is a prostitute and meets Biff and Happy at the Chop House

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