Walter Mitty like Loman dreams out his success and longs for a better meaning in life. In the end the two are still both hard working men who never obtained the American dream they've always wanted. In a good way they're greedy for success and wanting to be known. However, their naive dreams take over who they are and hold them back from doing what they were meant to do. In this case not be a millionaire with rich sons or an extremely well respected doctor.