Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

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Arthur Miller, the author of the play Death of as salesman and many others, was born in New York in the year 1915. He later attended the University of Michigan which is where he started writing plays. He wrote many plays such as The Last Yankee, and Broken Glass. Miller died in the year 2005. The play Death of a salesman was written in 1949, the year of American largest economic expansion. This play is about a salesman named Willy Loman who seems to have a mental illness who has a wife, Linda Loman, and two sons, Biff and Happy Loman. Willy has a distorted sense of moral values and passes them on to his sons. He teaches his sons that to be successful you have to be a well-liked person. Throughout the play the reader can see that being a salesman is not the job Willy is qualified for which does not help his family’s financial deficit. In the play, Death of a Salesmen, Arthur Miller uses the characters, symbolism, and the structure of the play represents the theme of lacking awareness of reality. Miller uses the element of the characters to presents the theme of lacking awareness of reality. A main contributor to this theme is the character of Willy Loman. In the play Willy refuses to acknowledge that he should have pursued a career as a carpenter. Willy is attached to the idea of being a business man even if he is not successful or happy throughout his career. This has blinded him from seeing that becoming a carpenter would have brought him more success and happiness…
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