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  • Analysis Of Salesman In Death Of A Salesman

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    In the play Death of a Salesman the author, Arthur Miller illustrates the struggle of most American husbands from the nineteen forty-nines. Amidst all that is happening around the world with the Great Depression in the nineteen thirties the character of Willy Loman strives to support and maintain his wife and their home by paying their mortgage for more than twenty years. Though Miller does not specify what is it that Willy sells we can assume Miller implies that we should connect to this play no

  • Death Of A Salesman

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    “Tragedy and the Common Man”: A Study of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman The Pulitzer Prize winning play of Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman captures the final days in the life of a lower-middle class salesman Willy Loman, who has forced to face the terrible fact that sixty years of his life have been a failure. Miller has looked into the hearts of some ordinary Americans bewitched by the American Dream. An old man who struggles to keep pace with the expectations of the capitalistic world

  • Death of a Salesman

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    Death of a salesman The Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller is a controversial play of a typical American family and their desire to live the American dream “Rather than a tragedy or failure as the play is often described. Death of a Salesman dramatizes a failure of [that] dream” (Cohn 51). The story is told through the delusional eyes and mind of Willy Loman, a traveling salesman of 34 years, whose fantasy world of lies eventually causes him to suffer an emotional breakdown. Willy’s wife, Linda

  • Death of a Salesman

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    The Loman’s complicated views of success make it hard to achieve happiness: Willy and Happy are focused on Willy’s dream of money and popularity, while Biff is willing to tell the truth, and admit that being a salesman is not the right job for any of them. Willy’s idea that success comes from popularity and wealth is something he just can’t achieve, and he has been lying to himself for so long that he has become delusional. Willy’s dreams of success are inspired by the life of his deceased brother

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    Happy Loman and Biff Loman are two very different brothers. While Biff understands that his father was living a delusional life Happy wants to take on his father’s dream to prove he had the right aspirations. Willy was not a good role model for his boys he betrayed his family on many different levels. He cheated on his loving wife, was an ungrateful friend and a father who taught his kids all the wrong values. Willy always choose Biff over Happy when they were younger and now Happy feels he must

  • Death Of A Salesman

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    In 1949 a play that was to influence the views of many about the American Dream and its realities was published. Death of a Salesman was written by Arthur Miller and eventually went on to earn him the prestigious Pulitzer prize. This play was predominantly set in the 1920s-30s and gives a deep insight into how the great depression affected working families during this period in time. Miller based this dramatic play solely around the American dream. The American dream was a far fetched belief that

  • Death of a Salesman

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    with a tragic flaw leading to his downfall. In addition, in traditional tragedy, the main character falls from high authority and often it is predetermined by fate, while the audience experiences catharsis (Bloom 2). Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman is considered to be a tragedy because this literary work has some of the main characteristics of the tragedy genre. In this play, the main character Willy Loman possesses such traits and behaviors that lead to his downfall, and the audience experiences

  • Death of a Salesman

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    In Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman", the protagonist Willy Loman sets out to pursue the American Dream only to find complete failure. With hard work and devotion, Willy believes that he will one day be a success in a booming economy. As one critic states, Willy's character is of a common man. He is not anything special, nor ever was. He chose to follow the American dream and he chose to lead the life it gave him (Death of a Salesman: The Culture Of Willy Loman). Willy dies an unsuccessful

  • Death Of A Salesman

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    Death of a Salesman - Willy Charley says something in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman that sums up Willy’s whole life. He asks him, "When the hell are you going to grow up?" Willy’s spends his entire life in an illusion. He sees himself as a great man that is popular and successful. Willy exhibits many childlike qualities. Many of these qualities have an impact on Willy’s family. His two sons Biff and Happy pick up this behavior from their

  • The Death Of A Salesman

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    The Death of a Salesman CARL Hunter Toelle Appearances can often be deceiving, even though it can be easier to believe something that is visible or something that can be touched, the outward and obvious appearances should be analyzed and interpreted for greater meaning. In societies, what a person wears reflects a person’s rank and place in society, and identifies a person on who they really are. As well as a person’s attitude and how they seem to come across to other’s. Even though it is predominantly