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  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    The American Dream is like winning the lottery. It gives a lot of people plenty of hope to attain it, but only a handful of people are rewarded. There are those who keep fighting for it all their lives but try in vain and end up empty and disheartened. The American Dream can instil both positive and negative values on people. It is not wrong to dream big, but to dream without doing anything can

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    McKade Huntsman May 12, 2008 Ms. Powers class XI Death of a Salesman In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman, father of Happ and Biff Loman and husband of Linda Loman, is living a very difficult life. He creates problems within his family, and is constantly making them worse by attempting to make them better. He wants his son Biff to be as successful as he can, but he wants to live through him, and

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman is a play that has come to redefine the concept of modern tragedy. A challenge to Philip Sydney’s judgement that “tragedy concerneth the high fellow” Death of a Salesman is the tragedy of the common man of the low-man. Many critics charge that Death of a Salesman falls short of tragedy and is therefore disqualified as a “great” play. Tragedy is developed as a form of drama that incorporates incidents arousing

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Monika
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman In this play-write, it shows that Biff is the protagonist. This is because unlike Willy, Hap, and Linda, Biff goes through a great change and is transformed by the action of the play. At the very end of the play, at Willy’s funeral, Biff announces that he’s leaving New York City. This is because he is ready to move on in his life, whereas Hap is holding onto the past, like

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman I started reading bookrags for Death of a Salesman and by the first two sentences knew how important actually reading the play was. Of course it is called a “summary” for a reason, but you don’t and can’t come to know the characters without dialect and conversation, and I believe that knowing the characters is a very important part of knowing a book. Not only do you get a full perception

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Bred
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Life is Unpredictable Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is hard to Find” is a story of a family going on a trip to Florida that concludes to a surprising ending. O’Connor was a religious Christian writer who pointed out American cultures changes. For example, violence, race relation, and class discrimination. The title “A Good Man is Hard to Find” emphasizes the plot of the short story: A journey into a family who

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Janna
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman "If the exaltation of tragic action were truly a property of the high-bred character alone, it is inconceivable that the mass of mankind should cherish tragedy above all other forms" (Dwyer). It makes little sense that tragedy should only pertain to those in high ranks. As explained in his essay "Tragedy and the Common Man," Arthur Miller sets out the pattern for his own idea of a tragedy and the tragic

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Max
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Like many other novels and plays, Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller, was made into a movie. Directors try to portray the book exactly how it is written, but this can sometimes make the movie too long. When actors and actresses are hired that differ from characters in the story, changes need to be made. When Death of a Salesman was being filmed, Dustin Hoffman was casted to play the part of Willy

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Steve
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman The purpose of this brief essay is to examine Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman, with respect to its reflection of the impact of American values and mores as to what constitutes "success" upon individual lives. George Perkins has stated that this play has been described as "possibly the best play ever written by an American (Perkins, p. 710)." The play marks a brilliant fusion of the ideas and

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Arthur MillerЃfs Death of a Salesman is a tragedy about a man by the name of Willy Loman and his pursuit of the American dream. Willy is a man in a never ending struggle for success who projects a false image of what he never really was/is/or will be but merely wishes he was. Willy is unable to see things in a realistic perspective. WillyЃfs flaws makes him a tragic figure. WillyЃfs flaw is

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: July
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    In “Death of a salesman,“ Willy Loman’s values are very much skewed. He is focused on ideals that are dedicated to success in a world which has no room for non-achievers. Willy‘s life was built of false dreams and hopes. His main values in life are money and being well liked. These beliefs are expressed throughout the entire story. He says “Be liked and you will never want.” Willy also complains that Biff ‘…has yet

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Willy’s Line of Communication Willy’s wife, Linda, is an essential character to the play because she is the glue in their family. She is the one that holds the family together and makes sure that the family communicates properly. This family is typical in the since that they argue, have issues, and the normal problems that most families do, except for the fact that both sons have stressed relationships with their fathers. If not for

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: regina
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    The play "Death Of A Salesman" , the brainchild of Arthur Miller was transformed and fitted to the movie screen in the year 1986. The play itself is set in the house of Willy Loman, and tells the melancholy story of a salesman whom is in deep financial trouble, and the only remedy for the situation is to commit suicide. In the stage production of this tale, the specific lighting, set, and musical designs really

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Bio 111 2. Homeostasis is defined as having a balanced and stable internal environment. Also, the circulatory system is one of the systems in the body that helps maintain homeostasis. It transports blood throughout the entire body. Plus, blood transports gases, nutrients, hormones, and metabolic waste in the body so our bodies. - One-way homeostasis is maintained in the blood is the transporting of red blood cells throughout the body. Red blood cells are

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: Jon
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    Tragic Dreams In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the main objective of the protagonist is to achieve the “American Dream” by the means of being “personally attractive” and “well-liked” throughout his lifetime. Willy Loman never really had any support from family growing up. Neither his father nor mother were involved in his life, and his older brother left him to go on a business adventure at a young age. Willy only has the inspiration

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Death of a Salesman

    Death of a Salesman

    In 1949 a play that was to influence the views of many about the American Dream and its realities was published. Death of a Salesman was written by Arthur Miller and eventually went on to earn him the prestigious Pulitzer prize. This play was predominantly set in the 1920s-30s and gives a deep insight into how the great depression affected working families during this period in time. Miller based this dramatic play solely around the

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    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Steve
  • Death of a Salesman & M Butterfly Comparison

    Death of a Salesman & M Butterfly Comparison

    The Dilution of Men Literature has always provided readers with adventurous tales of acts of valor & heroic deeds, but it is the stories that demonstrate the human flaws and the weakness’ of men that truly allow readers to make a personal connection with what they are reading. In the plays Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly, the two leading men find themselves caught up in unsettling situations

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Bred
  • Death of a Salesman & Oedipus the King

    Death of a Salesman & Oedipus the King

    King Lear As the play opens, one can almost immediately see that Lear begins to make mistakes that will eventually result in his downfall. His character encompasses both power and weakness, good and evil; however, not all characters in this play have both of these characteristics. Two of Lear's daughters, Goneril and Regan, have evil tendencies such as ambition, disloyalty and deception but Kent, Lear's servant, is not only loyal to his king, but also

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    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Victor
  • Death of a Salesman - a Dead End Dream

    Death of a Salesman - a Dead End Dream

    "Death of A Salesman," by Arthur Miller, is a play that tells the story of a traveling salesman, Willy Loman, who encounters frustration and failure as he reflects on and experiences his own life. Willy’s quest for the American Dream leads to his failure because throughout his life, he pursues the illusion of the American Dream and not the reality of it. His mindset on perfection, his obsession with success, and his constant reminiscence of

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Death of a Salesman - Victim of Dreams

    Death of a Salesman - Victim of Dreams

    Death of a Salesman – Victim of Dreams In today’s society, people tend to live in their own little world. With all the stress and issues brought upon them, they feel the need to escape. In doing so, they create their own fantasy world in their heads. An ideal place where everything is perfect and all the things they desire are present. In creating this fantasy world, it results in dreadful consequences that sometimes lead

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Mike
  • Death of a Salesman and a Raisin in the Sun

    Death of a Salesman and a Raisin in the Sun

    A common theme in society today is that money is the key to happiness. In A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman the theme that money is the root of contentment is also present. In A Raisin in the Sun, Walter Lee has such a desire to be rich that he neglects his son and wife. Willy, in Death of a Salesman, is also very distracted by the thought of money. First

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Max
  • Death of a Salesman and Babbitt Compare and Contrast Essay

    Death of a Salesman and Babbitt Compare and Contrast Essay

    Willy Low Man and George Babble Sinclair Lewis' book, Babbitt, and the movie, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman based on Miller's play, both focus on an aspiration to become thriving individuals in middle class America commonly known as "The American Dream." According to Zheng Danqing, "Most Americans are born with the American Dream. They dream of making personal achievement, enjoying popular fame, or getting great wealth through their hard work" (26). Some people may

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    Submitted: September 2, 2015 By: rachelnlewis
  • Death of a Salesman Compared to the Great Gatsby

    Death of a Salesman Compared to the Great Gatsby

    Comparing Death of a Salesman to The Great Gatsby In the search for the American dream many things can be lost, this is reflected in the novel The Great Gatsby and the movie Death of a Salesman. Both of these works demonstrate the lengths that some people will go to in order to achieve the stereotypical life of a rich, successful and powerful American, which is often referred to as the American dream. Death

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Death of a Salesman Illusion Vs Reality

    Death of a Salesman Illusion Vs Reality

    Families always have their share of problems. Some may be minor such as having to cope with a disobedient teenager or an irritable child. Others may be more serious and sometimes beyond repair, like having to deal with lack of communication, secrets being kept from one another or possibly a temperamental father. An example of this dysfunctional family can be found in the tragic play Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller. The family

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Monika
  • Death of a Salesman Role of Ben

    Death of a Salesman Role of Ben

    The character of Ben in Arthur Miller’s, Death Of A Salesman, functions as a catalyst to fuel the development of the main character, Willy Loman. Ben serves as the figure for which Willy subconsciously and consciously strives to be like throughout the play. Willy seems so obsessed with his brother’s success and the idea of living his brother’s life, that he loses control over his own life and reality. By exploring Ben’s character we can

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Mike
  • Death of a Salesman Symbolism

    Death of a Salesman Symbolism

    Death of a Salesman Symbolism Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a play full of symbolism and themes that are intertwined with one another throughout the entire play. Most of these symbols are either symbolizing something that cannot be had, or something that is wanted but simply cannot be reached. The three symbols particularly used in this play are diamonds, seeds, and Linda’s stockings, all of which are either not obtained or simply

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    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Jack
  • Death of a Toad

    Death of a Toad

    In the poem Richard Wilbur’s poem “The Death of a Toad,” the speaker conveys his thoughts on the death of a toad. The formal use of structure in this poem shows how unnatural the death of the toad was. The deathly negative diction represents death, and the imagery of the toad’s heaven and the descriptive narration of the death utilizes the senses. The structure of this poem is as unnatural as the death of the

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Monika
  • Death of an Illusion

    Death of an Illusion

    Death of An Illusion “Miss Brill”, written in 1921 by Katherine Mansfield (rpt. in Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound and Sense, 9th ed. [Boston: Wadsworth, 2006] 175) is a story about a Sunday afternoon in the eyes of an old spinster called Miss Brill. Miss Brill has built a fantasy world to protect herself from her lonely life. She enjoys listening in on others’ conversations and imagining herself an “actress”

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Janna
  • Death of Salesman Ruth Letter

    Death of Salesman Ruth Letter

    Dear Mom, It has been a week since I left home to stay with your sister’s family. I am continually surprised at how much I actually miss you. I know you haven’t seen your sister, or her family for that matter, for a very long time. I just want to try and describe her family so you have a better picture of them. The hardest working man of the family is Uncle Willy. He works

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Death of Salesman Setting

    Death of Salesman Setting

    When the lights come up, the first thing we see on stage is the suggestion of a small frame house. The front wall is open, and the stage directions say that "an air of the dream clings to the place." The set is designed to minimize the boundaries between past and present. The same areas used conventionally for scenes in the present are also used for scenes in the past as free spaces where

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Jessica
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