Death of a Salesman Analysis

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Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman is a great play, it draws strong attention of who sees or reads the play. This play is so great that, according with Jason Milligan, “[it] continue[s] to remain so timely…because [it] serve[s] a primal function of the theater: to hold a mirror up to our souls, to be the moral conscience of our times”. Death of a Salesman truly impacts people making them think and compare themselves or people they know with characters of the play, especially Willy Loman. The personalities that Miller portraits on his characters are as same of people that readers and viewers know on a day to day basis, which makes them open their eyes with a different image. Willy was a traveling salesman in his sixties that experiences an emotional crisis, Willy’s past repeats to him in vivid scenes and interferes with the present. The pressure of society today compared with society from the year 1949 is very similar. Each person can relate to Willy in a certain manner, at some point in people’s lives they all have an emotional crises and they also have choices that will led forward or to stay in crises. In Willy’s case, he was just simply emotionally exhausted, “I’m tired to the death. I couldn’t make it” he says to his wife Linda. Willy couldn’t drive anymore and he was not performing his job as well as he believed he did. Willy constantly lied to himself believing he was fulfilling his dream and at the same time he presented himself not to be true. One of the people that reminds me very much of Willy Loman is my grandmother, she always believed that selling her image was better than being true with herself, same as Willy. Because he doesn't want to face his failure, for years Willy has been lying to himself and to others, dreaming and misleading himself into a false idea of his own popularity. This erroneous view of himself as his boss calls it, gets

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