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analytical Essay
469 words
469 words

According to Arthur Miller, “The tragic feeling is invoked whenever we are in the presence of a character, any character, who is ready to sacrifice his life, if need be, to secure one thing, his sense of personal dignity.'; Willy Loman was willing to do that, no matter what the cost. That makes Willy Loman an excellent example of Aristotle’s tragic hero.
Willy is far from a perfect man. He is a flawed human being, and his flaws are very much like our own. He wants what we want--dignity, success, respect, and a decent standard of living. He was not born in a high social class and he never lived in high society but he believed that his was in an upper class of society. He told himself so many times that his family and him were not average, that they were better that th...

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that willy loman was an excellent example of aristotle's tragic hero.
  • Opines that willy is a flawed human being, and his flaws are very similar to our own.
  • Analyzes how willy's one tragic flaw is his lack of a grip on reality. he couldn't distinguish between the current time and the past.
  • Analyzes how willy couldn't comprehend that his family is average and thinks the world revolves around them. biff tries to explain that the are an average family to him.
  • Analyzes how willy's realization of his life causes him to have a dramatic change in the way he looks at life. he decides to kill himself and let all the insurance money go to his family.
  • Opines that willy loman is a tragic hero because of his compassion, which is an emotion that must be felt for the character to be tragic.
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