Similarities Between Death Of A Salesman And The Bell Jar

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Over the past semester, we have studied many different works of literature. out of all the poems, stories, and plays, there are two works that stick out in my mind. These two works are Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Death of a Salesman is a play that takes place in the 1950s. The story is about a salesman named Willy Loman, and his family. At this point in his life, Willy is struggling to make ends meet. He is being underpaid to the point where he needs to ask his neighbor for money every week, he is struggling to keep his broken family together, he is trying to repair his broken relationship with his son Biff, and he is suffering from some form of dementia. Throughout the play, we get to see how Willy got to the position he is in, and how he tries to repair all of the broken aspects in his life. The Bell Jar is a novel that was published in Europe in 1963, and then in the United States in 1971. The book takes place in the Northeastern region of the Unities States in the 1950s. Esther Greenwood is a young woman who is spending her summer in New York for an internship. While Esther is narrating the novel, it becomes apparent that she is suffering from some form of mental illness, most likely to be schizophrenia. As her situation gets worse and worse, she makes multiple suicide attempts until she is put in an asylum. Readers are then left with the question, “Will Esther be okay in the end?” For this essay, I will be
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