Happy Loman

Decent Essays
The title of the book is Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Miller’s nationality is American.
The book was published in 1949.
The book takes place in the late 1940’s Brooklyn, Boston, and Manhattan.
The play’s entirety takes place over the course of 24 hours. It’s about the life of Willy Loman, a traveling salesman, and the issues that he goes through with his family. He’s a big dreamer and wants better things out of life, but things don’t go his way. He continues along with all these bad things and arguments with his family until he kills himself.
-Willy Loman is a salesman who wants nothing more than the typical American Dream of riches, success, and luxury but never gets that. He doesn’t get along with his family considering they complain he is never home and he doesn’t think his kids will be successful in their lives. He’s a very insecure character who lets things get the better of him, and as reality
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Although he is very into his work and considers himself important in his job (he’s not).
-The Woman is not a major character but still important as she is Willy’s mistress who Biff caught his father sleeping with. That drove Biff to lose respect for his father and not want to do much with his life.
The diamonds are a symbol of the wealth that Willy so badly craved but never received. It was seen as the “quickest” way to be rich and solve all their problems. The hose that his wife found is a foreshadowing of Willy’s suicide, with attempts on the bridge and inhaling gas. The stockings were a reminder of Willy’s affair with The Woman and how he failed to please and respect his family.
Both flashbacks and foreshadowing are shown often in the book. The flashbacks are used so the reader/audience knows the life before the play, considering it’s only during one day. The foreshadowing, including the rubber hose and Willy driving off a bridge, foreshadows Willy’s
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