Willy's boss and the son of Frank Wagner, who founded the company for which Willy works. A cold, selfish man, he inherits his success without building anything himself. He refuses to take the personal association between Willy and his father into account when he tells Willy there is no place for him at the New York office. He represents the new, impersonal face of the sales business.
Howard Wagner Quotes in Death of a Salesman
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Willy: Your father came to me the day you were born and asked me what I thought of the name of Howard, may he rest in peace.
Howard: I appreciate that, Willy, but there just is no spot here for you.
Related Characters:Willy Loman (speaker), Howard Wagner (speaker)
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