Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

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Death of a Salesman” is a play written by Arthur Miller in the year 1949. The play revolves around a desperate salesman, Willy Loman. Loman is delusioned and most of the things he does make him to appear as a man who is living in his own world away from other people. He is disturbed by the fact that he cannot let go his former self. His wife Linda is sad and lonely; his youngest son Biff is presented as a swinger/player while his eldest son Happy appears anti-business and confused by the behavior of his father. The two sons end up as failures because of following the ways of his father. This powerful American tragedy makes one think that the play will end as happily as it started, only to find that the ending is tragic, sad and unanticipated. This story revolves around a middle-class family in an American setting where the main character, Loman is presented as a failed salesman. He does not believe in the American dream other people believe in, but rather, he has devised his own version. He aspires to be a respected and successful businessman. These are however self-imposed and self-declaratory, as his life story shows something else altogether: failure and a sorry state of affairs. Miller has successfully brought out a thrilling tragic play in the “Death of a Salesman”
The underlying elements of a tragedy are that the theme is melancholic and somber, as a result of the downfall of a great personality citing destruction, conflict or fate. The hero in “Death of a Salesman” is…
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