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Emotions In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

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The play, Death of a Salesman, was written by Arthur Miller in the year 1949 and was one of his first plays published. This play, Death of a Salesman, can be portrayed in many different ways. Death of a Salesman is a look at the “inside of a man’s head” as a result of Willy always talking to voices he is hearing, all of the emotions and inner thoughts of the characters, and Willy’s flashbacks of what happened in his life. Willy is always talking to voices he hears. It doesn’t matter where, when or what time it is, he always ends up talking to some voice he hears. “Ben I’ve been waiting for you! What’s the answer? How’d you do it?” (pg. 47). This is one of the first times we see him talk to the voices that are not there. We know that they are not there because his brother Ben, whom he is talking to, had passed away. His wife, Linda, comes downstairs to check on him and she notices he is talking to himself. With saying that we know it is in his head because Ben is not real and Willy is just talking to his memory of him, which is all in his head. All the emotions of the characters come into play while considering this play to be the “inside of a man’s head”. All the characters have emotions built up that they feel but mostly think about in their head all the time. They just keep everything bottled up in their minds because they…show more content…
Some people may still disagree and some may agree, but this information helps for some people that are undecided. Willy is always talking to those voices he hear, all the emotions of the characters, and the flashbacks of Will’s old life show why Death of a Salesman is considered to be the “inside of man’s head”. The look inside a man’s head shows us the inner thoughts of Willy Loman. Deep inner thoughts that we normally never share with anyone but instead just keep them bottled up inside our minds just to sit there and drive us insane like Willy
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