OK, sure, but we have a question: is the size of a tragedy really limited to the world of the play? He intended to portray Willy Loman as a common man, who is a character who destroys himself to maintain his sense of personal dignity as well as attempt to gain his rightful position in society.
What is even worse is the fact that he passes his delusions sense of pride to innocent parties. Although he does this to secure his dignity, it is never revealed if he did this as a last act of selfishness or if it was truly his belief that this was the one good thing he could do for his sons.
Be a carpenter, a cowboy, enjoy yourself!
Let us know! Total disaster. Willy has several flaws to choose from but they all boil down to a fundamental flaw in his thinking. His pride kept him from accepting the job that Charlie offered, but it did not keep him from borrowing money from him.
But why would Arthur Miller try to write a tragedy about a total schmuck? This is an idea that the playwright Arthur Miller has very passionately pursued both through Willy's own eyes, and through his interaction with the different characters in the play.
In fact, he never was.