Death of a Salesman - Diary Essay
17 September – It is almost five years since Willy’s death but the pain and guilt still haven’t gone away - Death of a Salesman - Diary Essay introduction. I still fell that I should have taken better care of him.
24 September – Biff has given up looking for the job Willy always wanted him to do – an office job. He said that opportunities are limited, but he has got his dream job of working on a ranch, where he has been working for four years.
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1 October – This was my first week of my job as a checkout point operator in a local supermarket. The job will help my loneliness. Ever since Willy has passed away. I have felt that a part of me is missing.
8 October – Happy has finally found a steady girlfriend and I am really enthusiastic about their relationship. They are perfectly matched with each other.
15 October – Biff and Happy have finally completed paying all of Willy’s debts. We have decided that we will move to another house because this house reminds me of Willy and other sad memories.
22 October – Happy had a bust up with his manager but fortunately his manager is a very calm man and didn’t take any action. Biff has also found the girl of his dreams. I am very happy that the boys are settling well after the tragic loss of their father.
29 October – Ben came over to visit us. He brought some gifts for the boys and me. I couldn’t control my emotions and burst into tears as we were talking about Willy.
5 November – Biff unexpectedly fell ill and had to be admitted to hospital. The doctor said it was not too serious, he had pneumonia but as it was identified at its early stages, it could be cured.
12 November – This was one of the worst weeks in my life. Biff told me that he didn’t get along with Willy partly because he knew that Willy was having an affair with another woman. I was shocked that I never knew but hoped Biff was wrong.
19 November – The thoughts of what Biff told me about Willy having an affair constantly haunted me and I couldn’t focus properly on my job, I almost gave some items free to a customer.
26 November – Biff has decided he wants to marry! I am absolutely delighted for him. If only Willy were here! The wedding is scheduled for 2 December. Happy was also overjoyed by the news.
3 December – Charley and Bernard came over and helped us prepare for the wedding. It went just according to plan and Biff is heading off for his honeymoon to the Caribbean this month.
We have also decided we will purchase a house in Florida, where my sister and brother also live.
10 December – The insurance matter has finally been cleared and we got the money. The money will help us buy the new house in Florida. Happy has also said he wants to marry but hasn’t decided the date. I think he was partly motivated because Biff had married.
17 December – Things got hot when Charley came over saying some irrelevant things about Willy. We argued for a while but I still feel convinced about Willy as a gentleman, although I don’t seem to share any of his dreams.
Happy has revealed that he prefers his wedding to take place on January 25 and there is no reason I have to disagree about the date.
We have also decided we will go and spend Christmas and New Year at my brother’s home in Florida. After that, we will move to the new house.
24 December – We arrived in Florida where my brother picked us up. We had a red carpet welcome at my brothers’ home. I was happy to see him after almost six years.
By the time Happy will be going for his honeymoon, Biff will have returned and we’ll be staying together at the new house. Happy will also join us after his honeymoon. The house is big enough for all of us and I wouldn’t be lonely.
2 January – Happy and I had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. My sister-in-law is a born natural when it comes to cooking and we licked the last bit of turkey she made for Christmas.
9 January – We have moved to the new house and Happy has settled well. Happy and Biff will have little difficulties in travelling for their jobs but they could find new ones here in Florida. My brother has promised he will help us in every possible way. I don’t think I will look for a job because I can go over to my sisters’ house everyday which will help my loneliness.