Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller is a dynamic and intense novel, in which the protagonist faces many challenges. The novel goes into depth about the feelings and thoughts of the protagonist, Willy Loman. He is an elderly man with a wife and two sons in their mid thirties. This book is written during a time when everyone in America seemed to be doing well, but for Willy Loman it was one of the most miserable time period of his life. The author provides many deep and vivid details into the life of Willy.
With dramatic irony, the perspective of the authors on human nature is portrayed in a way to show that money is blinding. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, while many of the characters are blinded by the dauphin and the dukes act, the readers know the truth, “Well, when it come to that it worked the crowd like you never see anything like it, and everybody broke down and went to sobbing right out loud—the poor girls, too; and every woman, nearly, went up to the girls, without saying a word, and kissed them, solemn, on the forehead, and then put their hand on their head, and looked up towards the sky, with the tears running down, and then busted out and went off sobbing and swabbing, and give the next woman a show. I never see anything
During the different eras within the plays Macbeth and Death of Salesman we can observe the differing exhibitions of pathos. In Macbeth, we as an audience to a play, observe the downwards spiral and eventual collapse of Macbeth due to his thoughts being manipulated by supernatural forces into disrupting the Great Chain of Being. The notion that supernatural forces were capable of influencing ones actions and thoughts to such an extent, terrified the English population. This was due to lack of scientific understanding at the time and as such it should be considered an important contextual theme. In comparison, Death of the Salesman features a washed-up sales man, Willy Loman who is blinded by his pride and hubris which in turn prevents himself from recognising his own flaws leading him to denial.
Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller, is about the dysfunctional Lowman family. The family consists of salesman father Willy, homemaker mother Linda, son and sports star Biff, and youngest son and daddy’s boy Happy. It became apparent through the course of the story, that the “Men” of the story were actually boys. By analyzing the males of this story the reasons for their immaturities become clear.
Success is a nearly unmeasurable variable as to each individual it entails a different thing. For Willy Loman from Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller success was being the most loved and valued salesman, traveling the country from one open arm to the other. While for King Lear from King Lear by William Shakespeare success was the utter devotion and worship from his daughters and the kingdom. However, it is both their desire for success that leads to their downfall. King Lear and Willy Loman are both tragic figures and share many characteristics, but it is the difference in time that leads to their conflicting values and dissimilar downfalls.
The biggest struggle in the younger generations is that individuals are told to become whatever one can envision after all the world is one’s oyster. The world is full of opportunity and excitement to follow dreams and desires the problem is how does one execute it and achieve it. Sadly the reality is that not all individuals can achieve what they sought after, resulting for settling for what is left on the plate. In pursuit of achieving bliss, an individual must be willing to endure the ups and downs of the journey to search for pure happiness. In the play, Death Of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller depicts the contradiction to one’s own joy and the compromise an individual is willing to make in order to achieve happiness.
The play Death of a Salesman was written in 1949 by Arthur Miller. In the play, the main character, Willy Lowman, is a traveling salesman that puts all of his faith in achieving the “American Dream”. Willy believes that being popular, good looking, and well-liked by others will make him successful, wealthy, and happy. Willy instills this same belief into his two sons, Biff and Happy, from a very early age. As a teenager, Biff idolized his father and tried to make him proud by doing well in football.
On the other hand, Willy in his flashbacks is a loving father and husband, the difference is ultimately obvious because he cannot live with the realization that he has failed, therefore in his last chance he decide to commit a suicide to leave his life insurance money to Biff to begin a new life. Many critics have asserted that Willy is a modern tragic hero and his tragedy lies in his belief in the American dream, Willy Loman is represented everyone, most people see themselves in Willy, the situation in which he stood and to which he was reacting, Willy Loman is represented the modern psycho character who carry contradicting feelings and emotions together, but the most effective one is his anger which turn his life to hell (Murphy 86). Biff
Death of a Salesman is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1949. The play is known for its selective or modified realist style, in which unnecessary details are intentionally eliminated while important details are highlighted. Miller use these eliminated and highlighted elements in the play to symbolize Willy Loman’s, the protagonist, emotional aspects, and eventually, his downfall. First is one of the most prominent elements which some of its components are eliminated in order to illustrate Willy’s inside feelings: the Lomans’ house. In the play, the stage direction provides that the house is to be staged in the center, similar to in the film where the house is also where most actions take place – and thus, in both cases, the house stands
“Sometimes Love is not enough” In today’s modern time it is unacceptable for men to both physically and mentally abuse the woman. Whether it is physical or verbal, any kind of abuse takes a psychological toll. It is wrong in every way to treat the women the way Willy Loman and Hamlet treated their significant other. According to Jane Stoever from CNN.com: Laws against domestic violence are recent and it wasn't until the mid-1990s that each state had protection order laws.