Use Of Expressionism In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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Abstract Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (1949), created its own genre: the American tragedy. In Death of a Salesman Miller demonstrated his perfect answer to critics of his earlier dramas who claimed he was incapable of producing other than a conventional play. Brooks Atkinson, calls it a generally accepted tragic masterpiece. Arthur Miller’s American dreamer Willy Lowman is an illustration of much practiced philosophy of being well liked and exemplifies America’s success myth. The tells the story of a man confronting failure in the success-driven society of America and shows the tragic path, which eventually leads to Willy Loman 's suicide. The play has been welcomed as a great technical triumph, regardless of what one may think of this play as a tragedy of Willy Loman. In this paper, I intend, to frame Miller’s dramatic output within the American dramatic tradition. Dramatic techniques are used in multiple ways by Miller to convey different angles of the story while lighting patterns follow the dialogue or music to exhibit the play’s mood. The dramatic structure’s various aspects such as events, time and plot…show more content…
Arthur Miller’s extensive use of dramatic elements in his plays, such as sound, particular attention to stage settings, and his dialogues gives a rare effectiveness. Critics have noted the impact of his relatively simple use of language for his dialogues, with no grandiose wordplay the beauty and effectiveness of dialogue lies in its simplicity. The dialogue in the play gives the impression of realism. Linda is the character who most often expresses the universal aspects of the Loman predicament : LINDA: “One day you’ll knock on this door and there’ll be strange people here...” (Act 1,pg38)
The simplicity of sentence construction and vocabulary is the ‘feature of her most memorable speech’
LINDA: “Attention, attention must be finally paid to such a person.” (Act

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