How does Willy Loman's excessive pride and arrogance hurt himself in the play Death of a Salesman?

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Willy Loman's excessive pride and arrogance stem from his delusional ideas that he and his sons are well-liked, charismatic individuals, who are destined for greatness. Willy is blinded by his father and brother's success and believes that he has the inherent talent and appearance to attain the American Dream. Unfortunately, Willy is delusional and fails to take into consideration his lack of talent in the area of sales and does not realize his brother Ben's success was simply luck. Throughout the play, Willy refuses to face the reality of his situation and his pride prevents him from accepting Charley's help. Charley not only lends Willy money every month but also offers him a job several times in the play. Instead of accepting Charley's offer and coming to terms with the fact that he is not a successful salesman, Willy begins contemplating suicide in the hopes that his family will benefit from his life insurance policy. If Willy were to accept Charley's offer, he would have the...

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