He knows that there is no way Willy can earn him a profit with “a job in town “, therefore he avoid and reason with Willy so he can keep Willy on the road because Willy is fallen behind the modern world. And there is “no place “ for people like Willy .During the conversation , we can see that Howard doesn’t respect Willy and calling him “ kid “ and ignore Willy , while the audience all know that Willy has more experience than Howard, so they will have a big impression on Howard character and make him become memorable. The recording machine that fascinates Howard in his office emphasizes modern technologyl world. This shows that Howard ismore interests in the future than the past, and that why he fires Willy with no regards to Willy’s loyal service or friendship with his father. He knows about Willy’s past to the firm, but Howard “can’t pull blood out of the stone “that why he can’t keep Willy, and sometime that Willy crack up and makes him worry more because that may not cause problem.
Treatment of Willy Loman as a Tragic Hero: Death of a Salesman, Miller’s most famous work, while addressing the painful conflicts within one family, tackles larger issues regarding American national values. The play examines the cost of blind faith in the American Dream. In this respect, it offers a postwar American reading of personal tragedy in the tradition of Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle. Miller charges America with selling a false myth constructed around a capitalist materialism nurtured by the postwar economy, a materialism that obscured the personal truth and moral vision of the original American Dream described by the country’s founders. The tone of Miller’s stage directions and dialogue ranges from sincere to parodying, but, in general, the treatment is tender, though at times brutally honest, towards the protagonist’s plight.
Hamilton was an ardent believer that the states were incapable of uniting the people politically and economically. He feared the interests of the states would lead to chaos due to “an excess of the spirit of liberty, which has made the particular states show a jealousy of all power not in their own hands” (Morse, 1890). Hamilton was leery of state power because of how ineffective the Articles of Confederation were in promoting a national identity capable of defending the homeland and creating the basic foundation for economic development. Unlike many of his colleagues, Hamilton did not grow up a child of privilege and carried with him the stigma of being a bastard because his mother was previously married and his biological father abandoned the family. He grew up on the small Caribbean island of Nevis that “generated more wealth for Britain than all of her North American colonies combined” (Chernow, 2004).
But the answer to the question, as is so often the case, is all in how you ask it. You see, if the question is, can the life and death of a salesman be tragic?, then, of course, the answer is yes it can. Nor does it require that he be a "great" man, but it does require that he be a good man. The problem with trying to imbue this play with the aura of tragedy is not that Willy Loman is a little man, it's that he's not a good man : he's not much of a salesman; he cheats on his wife; he lives vicariously and unfairly through his eldest son, Buck, then makes excuses for that son's pathological misbehavior; he virtually ignores his second son; he's a real bastard to friends, neighbors and extended family; and so on. Perhaps I missed something, but what quality is it in Willy that should make us regret his departure?
Willy Loman is the only person to blame for his downfall. Discuss. Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman is regarded as a contemporary tragedy and is closely related to the American dream. The leading character Willy Loman is a travelling salesman, who lives to succeed his dream choosing fame and wealth as the goals for his life and is finally driven to suicide. Death Of A Salesman is a play written along the lines of the finest classical tragedy.
Moreover, there is no mercy for the gullible characters. Hans (in luck) remains “void of care” after repeatedly being conned. To survive, win or conquer one has to know the value of things and of social order and practice the maneuvers to achieve them. Gold and manipulation are the way to power such as marriage is the path towards rank. In this fictional universe, the hero is not ennobled with outstanding moral or physical qualities because the stories are a reflection of life itself, of the old or modern society.
Peter shows how he hates work, so the key to his happiness is just not going. Although he Peter was all for his own happiness, Milton began to think in a similar further into the film. This caused the two characters to butt heads. Milton told Peter he would not turn down his radio volume, basically just because it made him happy. A line from Self Reliance by Emerson tells that “their rage is decorous and prudent, for they are timid, as being vulnerable themselves.” Milton’s lack of timidity helped him gain his personal happiness therefore exemplifying transcendentalism.
Knowlton makes the decision to leave the organization without articulating how this conflict attacked his terminal values. Knowlton is selfish and acting in the preconvention stage of moral development. As such Knowlton cannot articulate to Dr. Jerrold the negative impact Fester is having on the values, ethics, and culture of his team. Instead of taking control of the matter and being secure in the espoused beliefs that “the sky is the limit for a man who can produce!” Knowlton leaves in the night never to return leaving the company a leader short of completing their goals. He does not consider the ethical implications of his actions.
Another Major flaw was that “the country, whose president, Woodrow Wilson, had dreamt up the idea of the League - America -, refused to join it.” The league’s most powerful militaries Britain and France not only suffered casualties, but also economically as they were greatly in debt to the United States. Because of this neither country was enthusiastic to get involved in disputes that did not affect Western Europe. Therefore the League had no military might and could only enforce economic sanctions in hope that they worked against aggressive nations. All these flaws point to signs that the League of Nations was a failure. However, even though there were a few setbacks, the league was a success in many ways.
Having this level of Dominance towards not a daughter, but a niece, is very uncommon in the real world. So this establishes that Eddie Carbone is irrationally possessive about his niece, Catherine. A way Eddie is able to not be suspected of his incestuous feelings towards Catherine by her or his wife, is through Catherine’s innocence .Catherine is too naïve to understand Eddie’s love at the start of the play. She does love Eddie and cares for him but more like in a fatherly way. She wants his