History WMG / DeathOfASalesman

12th Feb '13 8:51:20 AM to00775
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** I wouldn't quite call that being a time traveler. I'd call that [[SlaughterhouseFive being unstuck in time]]. So Willy is an AU Billy Pilgrim.

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** I wouldn't quite call that being a time traveler. I'd call that [[SlaughterhouseFive being unstuck in time]]. So Willy is an AU Billy Pilgrim.Pilgrim.

[[WMG: Uncle Ben really wasn't Willy's brother]]
He's actually a conman. Ben is very careful about what he says; not releasing information until Willy brings it up. He never gives any information about how he really struck his fortune, other than going into the jungle for four years. It also seems improbable that somebody headed for Alaska somehow ends up in Africa.
23rd Aug '12 9:51:58 PM thatscraaaazy
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** Also, when he interacts with the dead Ben in the "present", it's still time travel. This time, however, Willy has gotten stuck between the two time periods.

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** Also, when he interacts with the dead Ben in the "present", it's still time travel. This time, however, Willy has gotten stuck between the two time periods.periods.
** I wouldn't quite call that being a time traveler. I'd call that [[SlaughterhouseFive being unstuck in time]]. So Willy is an AU Billy Pilgrim.
15th May '12 8:27:00 AM lackingwittytitle
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** I was under the impression that Willy was suffering from early-onset Alzheimers. Confusion with time and place, poor judgement, Difficulty staying in the moment, forgetting what's just been said to him, confusion of what's going on around him, it all adds up.
16th Apr '12 6:21:00 PM gahars
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* That's not a WMG...that's the very point of the story.

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* That's not a WMG...that's the very point of the story.story.

[[WMG: Willy Loman is a time traveler...]]]
* ...And he just doesn't realize it. Throughout the course of the play, he's not just having flashbacks; he is quantum leaping through the events of his life. The emergence of these powers coincides with his worsening mental state, however, which is why he only flashes back to the periods in his life (where everything went wrong with Biff, when he turned down Ben's offer) where everything went wrong. The strain proves to be too much in the end, and helps drive to his suicide (...or did he simply take the final leap?).
** Also, when he interacts with the dead Ben in the "present", it's still time travel. This time, however, Willy has gotten stuck between the two time periods.
11th Nov '11 1:07:47 PM TheConductor
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If you look at the list of symptoms, you can check them all off.

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If you look at the list of symptoms, you can check them all off.off.
* That's not a WMG...that's the very point of the story.
14th Apr '11 2:39:44 PM MasterHand
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* Note that his first line in the play is "It's all right. I came back." Back home, or BackFromTheDead?
24th Sep '10 8:29:55 PM jubeefubbfubb
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