Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
A sociological analysis of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman".
# 89580 | 675 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper summarizes, discusses, and analyzes Arthur Miller's play, "Death of a Salesman". The paper explains that the play depicts the life of Willy Loman and his family. The paper describes the main character of Willy Loman as an aging salesman, who is confronted with his past and the errors in judgment that offer him and his family little hope of happiness in the future. A once successful salesman Loman recalls an extramarital affair that his son Biff discovered and that destroyed his relationship with his son. The mistakes Loman made as a father and the marriage that he could not recall without remembering the affair are significant factors that haunt Loman throughout the play. The paper also points out that the pivotal factor in the play is Willy's intention to ask for a transfer to a new territory, so that he and his family can have one more chance at success. Yet, when he makes this request he is fired, and the last element of hope that Willy had for happiness dissolves.

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