Willy claims that if Frank Wagner were alive he would be in charge of New York by now, but that his son, Howard, doesn't appreciate him.
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This is exactly what has happened with Willy when he got to know that all he was trying to reach (to make his children be successful by means of making them good salespeople) was ruined, he did not manage to achieve this goal.
Thus, he understands that he is not a person, that he has not fulfilled his life goal. I do not have a thing in the ground” (Miller ‘Death of a Salesman’ 122).