The Common Man In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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The relevance of this play increases with each passing decade. Although it is set in a specific time and place, it remains universal and timeless. Indeed, Miller proved to be prophetic in his dark view of the future facing the common man. Miller had forecast the coming changes in which workers would be treated as being disposable, loyalties to and from employers and employees would become a thing of the past. A lot of things that Arthur Miller was concerned about have gotten a lot worse today. It’s shocking how relevant the play is to a modern audience. Willy sympathetically represents all the contemporary common businessmen of America. He begins as a salesman. He lays emphasis on the social forces. Miller usually defends the employment; of the common man as a fit subject for tragedy in the highest sense. It says that rank or position does not display the greatness of a man. It is in the conflict that he gains size. The commonest man may take on that stature. Even today the common man struggles against the forces of society to secure his own place. The play exposes the ugliness beneath the-glamour of commercial civilization.…show more content…
In the time the play was set (the 1930s), up until the here and now, it has been a common occurrence for a child's parents to try and foist the dreams they themselves were unable to accomplish upon their sons or daughters. Similar to what happened to Willy Loman's family in the play, these circumstances tend to create kid-to-parent conflicts. Also, as Willy Loman spent his whole life in pursuit of the American Dream, many families today are doing the same, whether as a whole, or individually. It is said that history repeats itself, and it looks to be holding true within numerous American families as they strive to become one of the lucky few who are able to achieve the ever-elusive "American
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