"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
An exploration of the relationship between the father Willy Loman and his son Biff and their contrasting views on the American Dream.
# 20256 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1993 | US
Published on Mar 17, 2003 in Drama and Theater (American)


$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now

From the Paper:

"This study will explore the relationship between the father Willy Loman and his son Biff in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Specifically, the study will argue that Willy and Biff stand diametrically opposed to one another with respect to their views of the American Dream. Willy is a broken man who refuses to see that his blind seeking of that Dream has broken him, and Biff is the realist who accepts his own and his father's failure to bring that Dream to fruition.


There is friction between Biff and Willy from the beginning of the play to the end. Talking with his younger brother Happy, Biff says, "Why does Dad mock me all the time? . . . Everything I say there's a twist of mockery on his face. I can't get near him.".


Willy both loves and hates Biff because Biff was Willy's..."

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller (2003, March 17) Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/death-of-a-salesman-by-arthur-miller-20256/

MLA Format

""Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller" 17 March 2003. Web. 26 February. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/death-of-a-salesman-by-arthur-miller-20256/>

Comments