Death of a Salesman. "Traveling salesman Willy Lomax was used-up from a life on the road. His suit hangs from a hotel door hook. A light under the door, and a 'do not disturb' tag hint at indiscretions on the other side. In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, this is the moment when hope dies. Willy's tired hands and his open briefcase, filled with tokens of his failed life, foreshadow as much as the play's title."