Willy’s Idea of Success is Misguided

Willy Loman, the main character in Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman, is idealistic, stubborn and has a false sense of importance. He exhibits skewed perceptions of society that have a negative impact on him and his family. Willy believes that his philosophy of life is one that will guarantee himself and his family a … Read more

Willy Loman’s Escape

No one has a perfect life. Everyone has conflicts that they must face sooner or later. The ways in which people deal with these personal conflicts can differ as much as the people themselves. Some insist on ignoring the problem as long as possible, while some attack the problem to get it out of the … Read more

Death Of Salesman By Miller

In Arthur Millers, Death of a Salesman, the character of Ben is used as a catalyst to fuel the development of the main character, Willy. The character of Ben in Arthur Millers, Death Of A Salesman, functions as a catalyst to fuel the development of his main character, Willy. Miller uses Ben as an idealistic … Read more

The play Death of a Salesman

The play Death of a Salesman was written by Arthur Miller in 1949. He was born on October 17, 1915 in New York City. Most of Millers works emphasizes the common man struggling through the misconceptions and false illusions that modern society imposes. In the case of Death of a Salesman, Miller uses social realism, … Read more

Death Of A Salesman – Analysis

Human emotions are something that we seldom find a way to express clearly: from simple hand gestures, to a disgusted face. To understand his novel more thoroughly, Arthur Miller uses the most understandable method of comprehension, music, to express the emotions of the characters in his play, Death of a Salesman. The characters, Willy, Linda, … Read more

Death of a salesman

“Maybe I did not live as I ought to have done, … but how could that be, when I did everything properly?” I can hear it now, Willy Loman uttering those words as he flips through the pages of his life.  In the play, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, we witness the deterioration … Read more

Death of a salesman

Death of a Salesman was a powerful play, written by Arthur Miller, which was produced in 1949.  He establishes a serious tone towards his subject.  Also, Miller sets an ambiguous attitude towards the audience. Miller established a very serious tone about the relationship between the father, Willy, and his son, Biff.  Miller feels that a … Read more

Death Of A Salesman

Son of a Salesman A father is an important role model in a young man’s life; perhaps the most important.  A father must guide his children, support them, teach them, and most importantly, love them.  In the play Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller, an aging salesman of 63, Willy Loman worked all his life … Read more

Death of a Salesman – A Dead End Dream

“Death of A Salesman,” by Arthur Miller, is a play that tells the story of a traveling salesman, Willy Loman, who encounters frustration and failure as he reflects on and experiences his own life.  Willys quest for the American Dream leads to his failure because throughout his life, he pursues the illusion of the American … Read more

Death of a salesman

Willy Loman as a Tragic Hero Willy Loman, the troubled father and husband in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” can be classified as a tragic hero, as defined by Aristotle in his works, “Poetics.” In Aristotle’s text, a tragic hero was defined as one who falls from grace into a state of extreme unhappiness. … Read more

Death Of A Salesman: An Overview

The play “Death Of A Salesman” , the brainchild of Arthur Miller was transformed and fitted to the movie screen in the year 1986.  The play itself is set in the house of Willy Loman, and tells the melancholy story of a salesman whom is in deep financial trouble, and the only remedy for the … Read more