Death Of A Salesman Analysis

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Arthur Miller was born in nineteen fifteen and won various prices while he was studying at the university of Michigan until nineteen forty-seven. The major bounce of his career was when he composed his most famous play, Death of a Salesman, in nineteen forty-nine, that was described as the first great American tragedy. He was considered as the author that understood and transmitted to the population the essence of the United States. Indeed, his tragedy, in the tradition of Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle, tackles the painful conflicts within a business-focused family trying to pursue the American dream and looking for success. The conflicts inside the Loman family could be transposed to larger concerns such as the integrity American national values, the faith in the American dream, and the notions of loyalty and abandonment. Fifty-five years after later, Death of a Salesman remains a powerful drama close to today’s society since it tackles issues that are still controversial. Indeed, the existence and the promises of the American dream and values are disputed. Secondly, at the time, the post war economical context conveyed harsh criticism of American capitalism and materialism, which is still a concern today. Finally, the tragedy highlights a tough notion of abandonment driven by selfish people only focused on business and profit.
The existence and promises of the American dream and values are disputed in the play. Indeed, there is a negative correlation between Willy’s vision of
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