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Jeffrey, W.D. (1992). The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVII, 1990: Living and Dying for the Ideal: A Study of Willy Loman's Narcissism. Giles Mitchell. Pp. 391-407.. Psychoanal Q., 61:682.
    
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVII, 1990: Living and Dying for the Ideal: A Study of Willy Loman's Narcissism. Giles Mitchell. Pp. 391-407.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 61:682

The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVII, 1990: Living and Dying for the Ideal: A Study of Willy Loman's Narcissism. Giles Mitchell. Pp. 391-407.

William D. Jeffrey

In Arthur Miller's drama, Death of a Salesman, the source of Loman's failure and suicide is a pathological narcissistic ego ideal. Loman projects his pathologic ego ideal onto "the American dream." Because of his narcissism he believes the ego ideal is real and that life should mirror the ego ideal. Loman dies for his ego ideal rather than let his ego ideal die.

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Jeffrey, W.D. (1992). The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVII, 1990. Psychoanal. Q., 61:682

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