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    The Tragedy of "Death of a Salesman"

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    dramas, and tragic plays. Tragedy is a difficult genre to pinpoint and label. The title ‘tragedy’ can be placed on virtually any piece of writing that involves a death. But it also is up to the individual as to what they believe a tragedy is defined as. The play, Death of a Salesman is not tragedy in the traditional sense of the word. This essay will discuss this idea, define tragedy hero according to historians, and broaden the definition of tragedy to fit a modern society. A tragedy is defined as ‘a

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    design called "selective realism". The well known piece by Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, was represented many times with Mielziner's stage design which was said to be the most faithful representation for this play. In fact the 2012 revival of Death of a Salesman's set was said by Mike Nichols to be "intimately connected with the way the play develops. I have never seen anything near as good in any of the productions of 'Salesman' because it is everything and nothing." This play with this set design

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    Common Man as Tragic Hero in Death of a Salesman What is tragedy? While the literal definition may have changed over the centuries, one man believed he knew the true meaning of a tragic performance. Aristotle belonged to the culture that first invented tragic drama – the ancient Greeks. Through this, he gave himself credibility enough to illustrate the universally necessary elements of tragic drama. In The Poetics, Aristotle gives a clear definition of a tragedy, writing that it is “an imitation

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