Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

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Probably one of the most influential and criticized work of the famous American play-write Arthur Miller, is undoubtedly Death of a Salesman. Arthur Miller wrote Death of a Salesman in 1949 at the time when America was evolving into an economic powerhouse. Arthur Miller critiques the system of capitalism and he also tells of the reality of the American Dream. Not only does he do these things, but he brings to light the idea of the dysfunctional family. Death of a Salesman is one of America’s saddest tragedies. In Arthur Miller’s, Death of a Salesman, three major events happen that contribute to the main points in the tragedy; the Frank’s Chop House scene, when Biff exposes his families flaws, and when Willy commits suicide. To begin, one of the major events in Death of a Salesman that is one of the heights in the tragedy is the Frank’s Chop House scene. The play begins with a sixty year old salesman, Willy, returning home from a trip. Willy awakens his wife Linda and she asks him if he crashed the car again. He informs her that he had to turn around and come home because he was constantly finding himself daydreaming instead of focusing on the road and he even almost hit someone. His wife want him to ask his boss if he could get a non-traveling job in town. It is revealed that Willy and Linda’s two sons are visiting and that that morning, Willy yelled and fought with his eldest son Biff. It becomes very clear at the beginning of the play that Biff and his father have a

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