The play is set in the Great Depression of the Thirties when jobs were few and family wealth disappeared very fast. When the play was first staged in 1944, America was going through the many of the difficulties of the Second World War. In Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman, the center of the tragic is conflicting within a dysfunctional family. It is also an accusation of what can be called the American national values, especially the ones that existed in the years after the Second World War. Miller was very critical of the myth of capitalist materialism that was widely spread as the only way to be prosperous.
During the change of America, his mother saw the difference of men and women. Russell Baker describes his mo... ... middle of paper ... ...the Baker family. In conclusion, The Baker family went through a lot through the great depression, and it affected there lives in many ways that they thought it wouldn’t. This autobiography on the troubles him and his family faced during the Great Depression. During the Depression, the major problems that Baker faced through the novel were about the financial difficulties that his family endured, ending in result of his father passing away, the struggles of moving from rural life to urban life, and the lack of Medical attention around the area.
Of Mice and Men was written and based on the settings of the Great Depression (Anderson). The Great Depression was a very dire time that left multiple of people despondent and the unavailing to move on with their lives. The Great Depression created a world where everyone had to seek and survive for themselves. In the novel Steinbeck wanted to explore and point out how powerless people where during the time of the Great Depression. Steinbeck purposely incorporated his characters to depict the life struggle of what people go through during grim times.
Polonius is a man that confuses most, but intrigues all. For the beginning of the play he is the readers guide, and helps to inform the reader of all that is happening within the lives of the main characters. He was not meant to be a main character, but any character that is put in the position of an informant, instantly becomes a main character. To be an informant, is to be one who shines a new light on the situation at hand, and that fills in information where information is needed. Polonius is a character in the play for just long enough to give the reader a good start with what is going on.
In addition to his trying childhood, Byron had an unstable marriage in his mid 20’s, which led to his depression. His unsuccessful marriage is reflected through his discussion of life’s pain and hardships that only the toughest men have to overcome. The last influence on Byron’s poems was his strange personality. Byron was known for having high anxiety and OCD, which he let consume his entire life. By devoting whole poems to one topic Byron is revealing his over compulsive personality.
“Well hell I had him so long” (page: 45). Carlson tries to convince Candy that his do aint well no more, but it didn’t work until the last minute Candy finally agrees but still sad. “he stinks. I’ll shoot him for you” (page: 45). Candy stayed on his bunk and looked for help from the other guys, nobody responded.
In this play, I think the "unsung hero" is no doubt Willy Loman, an aging salesman, father, and husband to the Loman Family. For example in the play, Willy is getting old and his success in business is suddenly declining. His salary was even taken away, leaving him to depend only on commission. Because of this, his two sons Biff and Happy, along with others that knew him, constantly put him down for not always being on top, saying how he didn't have any character, and that he was crazy. No one knew him at work anymore and no one showed Willy the respect he needed.
Many times he will speak about someone/something and then turn around and say the complete opposite, contradicting his words. In one scene, him and his wife Linda were discussing their son Biff’s life. He says to Linda, “The trouble is, he’s lazy, goddamnit! Biff is a lazy bum” (Miller 1215)! Then a few lines later, he says “There 's one thing about Biff- he’s not lazy” (Miller 1215).
“I never told him anything but decent things,” Willy says with grief and regret. Like his brother, Happy is also misguided. He grew up in the shadow of his brother, and attempts to mask his self-esteem issues by surrounding himself with women. Death of a Salesman is a play of tragedy because it tells of disappointment, failure, and death. Ultimately, Willy wastes his adult years trying to prove his worth but is very unsuccessful in everything he does.
A soliloquy is a literacy device that is used to reveal the innermost thoughts of a character. Shakespeare uses soliloquies to expose fascinating insights into the thoughts and actions of Hamlet and in doing so: the readers can grasp his character. The first soliloquy of the play, introduces the main theme for the rest of hamlet’s thoughts and actions, this soliloquy allows the audience to understand hamlets inner thoughts that are repetitive throughout the play. Secondly, Hamlet’s famous soliloquy “to be or not to be” portrays him as a perplexed man, who is unsure of himself and often fluctuates between two extreme endings. In this soliloquy Hamlet reveals to the audience he is both suicidal and indecisive.