'Death of a Salesman' and the American Dream
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In this article, the writer looks at how 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller becomes a critique of the American dream and those who define themselves in terms of it.
From the Paper:"The distinctively American character of 'Death of a Salesman' does not detract from its quality or status as a major serious modern play but it does call into question the playwright's contention that is exemplary of classical tragedy even though its hero is not a king or a god but a common man. Willy Loman is said to be heroic because he makes a total examination of the 'unchangeable' environment. One could answer that given the line of action and characterizations in the play while such an examination is ..."
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