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According to Arthur Miller, 'The tragic feeling is invoked whenever we are in the presence of a character, any character, who is ready to sacrifice his life, if need be, to secure one thing, his sense of personal dignity.'; Willy Loman was willing to do that, no matter what the cost. That makes Willy Loman an excellent example of Aristotle's tragic hero.
Willy is far from a perfect man. He is a flawed human being, and his flaws are very much like our own. He wants what we want--dignity, success, respect, and a decent standard of living. He was not born in a high social class and he never lived in high society but he believed that his was in an upper class of society. He told himself so many times that his family and him were not average, that they were better that the normal family.
Willy is generally a good father, husband, and human being. However, his one tragic flaw is his lack of a grip on reality. He couldn't differentiate the difference b...