Metaphors And Symbolism In Death Of A Salesman

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Miller has been one of the most outspoken American writers of the last four decades. He has held generally progressive and radical views and has variously written against racism, capitalism and Vietnam war. All these ideas are amply reflected in his plays. Death of a Salesman was Miller’s play and an instant success. It was hailed as a modern classic and has put Miller among the foremost playwrights of this century. Death of a Salesman Miller is still concerned with the exploitations of the individual and the evils of a commercial society. The protagonist Willy Loman ,was a traveling salesman, and his family were the main characters in this play. The usage of Language, verbalism, Symbolism were extraordinary and unique from other styles of Drama.
Metaphors and Language suitable to the Subject Verbalism and symbolism are remarkable features of the play, Death of a Salesman. The style of the speech
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He has ambition and expectations beyond his reach. This aspect is revealed by a contradiction in his name ‘low man’ and his dream of ‘high man’. In his own vision and dreams, his sons to him are only boys’,‘kids’, little children with nollypops needing his advice and care. He fails to regard them as grown up adults. Death of a Salesman, on a close examination, will be found a play with logical and linguistic contradictions. But such contradictions are deliberate and are used to sharpen the effect. Willy Loman suggests his moral immaturity through logical as well as linguistic contradictions, especially when offering advice to Biff. He warns his sons: “gee is a boy’s word”, and he uses this term frequently. He complains: “not finding yourself at the age of thirth-four is a disgrace!”, and “greatest thing in the world for him was to bum around,” and that “Biff is a lazy bum.” And after some he grumbles: “And such a hard worker. There’s one thing about Biff-he’s not
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