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    In a classic moment of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, we find Willy Loman and his two sons wondering about the fate of the people of New York, and themselves. In this moment, one of the most heart-rending and emotional lines of the play is generated, by Biff, the son of Willy, about a third, unimportant character. Biff says: “He’s liked, but he’s not well liked.”1 This is used throughout the rest of the play to demonstrate importance or a sense of worth, but it is never more intense and touching

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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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    were formed.  Arthur Miller disproves this theory and successfully wrote a problem play in the modern time period; his play was Death of a Salesman.   The timely struggles that characters such as Willy Loman face, eventually lead to a major personal problem that, in this case, leads to death.  Problem plays deal directly with social and professional issues.  Death of a Salesman is a prime example of a character struggling with social and professional problems. Problem Plays Problem plays were first

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    Modernism Essay

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    the characteristics it holds as well as her thoughts on postmodernism, a movement that later followed Modernism, in her paper titled “Postmodernism.” In Arthur Miller’s essay titled Tragedy and the Common Man, Miller gives his ideas on Tragedy and the tragic hero, elements of modernism that can be found in his play Death of a Salesman. David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross is a play that showcases the characteristics Klages writes in her paper that are found in Postmodernism works. Although both Miller

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    American Values and Success in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman The purpose of this brief essay is to examine Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman, with respect to its reflection of the impact of American values and mores as to what constitutes "success" upon individual lives. George Perkins has stated that this play has been described as "possibly the best play ever written by an American (Perkins, p. 710)." The play marks a brilliant fusion of the ideas and problems central to Miller's

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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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    Attention Must Be Paid to Death of a Salesman When Arthur Miller wrote "Death of a Salesman" many considered it a modern masterpiece. It has spurred debate among academics and stirred the emotions of hundreds of thousands of audiences and readers alike. However, there is a growing trend among many who approach this play to condemn Willy Loman out of hand. Entire new generations of readers feel nothing for the plight of Willy Loman; they believe his actions merit his destruction. Why is this

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    The concept of infatuation leading to tragic endings is explored within the essay Tragedy and the Common Man by Arthur Miller, the novel Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and the Australian-American film The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Lurhmann. Tragedy and the common man is an essay based on the fundamental components of a tragedy experienced by the “common man”. Death of a Salesman portrays a man by the Willy Loman who is out to achieve the American dream through the hopeless world he has created

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    The Dream in Death of a Salesman, Ellis Island, and America and I The American dream is as varied as the people who populate America. The play The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the poem "Ellis Island" by Joseph Bruchac, and the poem "America and I" by Anzia Yezierska illustrate different perspectives of the American dream. All three authors show some lines of thought on what the freedom inherent in the American dream means. The authors clarify distinct ideas on the means to achieving

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    shows how the salesman with the most sales gets a Cadillac car while second winner gets a steak knife. That’s as different as day and night. Its not just that winner gets a Cadillac, the salesman with least sales will get fired. It shows how much different the society has become. In this play, the salesman are allowed to lie, bribe, cheat, steal just for a car which earns them no sympathy from the readers. It also shows that business gain by hook or crook is the main goal for the salesman. In Act I of

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