Two Pairs of Dramatic Characters Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Two Pairs of Dramatic Characters
This paper compares and contrasts two sets of dramatic characters: Eliza and Higgins in George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" and Biff and Happy in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman."
# 93467 | 2,248 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 19, 2007 in Literature (American) , Literature (Children) , Literature (English) , English (Comparison)


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This paper compares and contrasts the characters in two plays, "Pygmalion" and "Death of a Salesman." Through this comparison, the reader gleans insights into the character development in each play and the resolved and unresolved issues in each play. The paper gives a brief plot summary of each play and describes the traits of the major characters. Also cited are the unresolved conflicts. The author concludes that both Eliza and Higgins in George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," and Biff and Willy in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" consistently reveal only half-truths about themselves to each other, and to other characters in the play

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alexander, Nigel. "Pupil and Puppet-Master: The Creation of a Duchess." In George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Harold Bloom (Ed.). New York: Chelsea House, 1988. 19.
  • Bloom, Harold. "Introduction." George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Harold Bloom (Ed.). New York: Chelsea House, 1988. iii.
  • Jackson, Esther Merle. "Death of a Salesman: Tragic Myth in the Modern Theatre." In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Harold Bloom (Ed.) New York: Chelsea House, 1988. 7.
  • Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. In Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry and Drama. 4th Compact Ed. (Eds. X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia). New York: Longman, 2005. 1195-1266.
  • Miller, Arthur. "Tragedy and the Common Man." Writer's Perspective. In Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 4th Compact Ed. (Eds. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia). New York: Longman, 2005. 1266-1269.

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