It's not like throwing out only the peel of an orange after eating the flesh.

Arthur Miller

 

 

A salesman who is tired of traveling for many years asks the president for redeployment but the president did not listen to him. He vents his anger on the president and is dismissed. His son tells him that they are only worth "ten cents a lot" after all. A life of salary earners struggling to pay monthly installment payment. His last pride is also eroded and he finally puts an end to his life. After the funeral, his wife sighs that they have just completed the mortgage payment. From a drama performed in the United States soon after World War Two ended, "Death Of A Salesman" (translated by Takeshi Kurahashi) .

 

"February 3  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"