'Death of a Salesman' and the American Dream Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

'Death of a Salesman' and the American Dream
This paper discusses the play 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller in relation to the American dream.
# 126892 | 1,250 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (American) , Sociology (Theory) , Political Science (General)


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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.

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"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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