The Selfish Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Linda, a character from Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" is a selfish housewife. She pretends to care about her husband, but in reality, prefers that he kill himself so that she can live an easier life. Linda is given nothing but motive for wanting her husband, Willy, to die because of the ways he mistreats her. For example, during a family conversation in Act I, Linda, trying to put in a few words, says, "Maybe things
depth; only signifiers, with no signifieds.” What Klage sis trying to say is that modern period literary works have something deeper in them as compared ot postmodern works which appear superficial. Death of a Salesman and Glengarry Glen Rose are modern and postmodern plays respectively. Death of a Salesman shows the use of hidden meaning while Glengarry Glen Rose shows the superficial layer, no hidden meaning as common with postmodern work. In “Postmodernism,” Klages provides a brief description of
Reality and Illusion in Death of a Salesman In Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman, the major theme as well as the main source of conflict is Willy's inability to distinguish between reality and illusion. Willy has created a fantasy world for himself and his family, a world in which he and his sons are great men who "have what it takes" to make it in the context of business and free enterprise. In reality, none of them can achieve greatness until they confront and deal with this illusion
SooJin Lee Period 2 Mr. Ajlouny Feb 6, 2014 The Metamorphosis Essay Prompt: How is Gregor’s transformation into a bug a representation of an existentialism crisis? Existentialism is known to be a dangerous philosophical theory that makes us question ourselves the purpose of our lives, and makes us feel isolated from the world that can even lead to accepting death. In his short story The Metamorphosis, Kafka represents the horror of existentialism through Gregor’s transformation of a bug.
emotional turmoil. They are indecisive and self-indulgent, juggling their problems with their personal duties. Two excellent examples are Joey Robinson, a thirty-five-year-old advertising consultant in Of the Farm, and Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, a gadget salesman in Rabbit, Run. Joey spends a conflict-filled week-end on his mother’s farm. Rabbit deals with problems that spring from the desertion of his wife. Although their situations are different, both characters are on a quest for freedom. Harry’s aversion