Review of Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman
The play “Death of a Salesman”, written by Arthur Miller in 1949 deals with the pressure of becoming a well – liked, wealthy and successful personality by trying to follow the ideas of the “American Dream”. The protagonist of the story is the 60ish Willy Loman being at the rough end of an undistinguished career as a salesman, and the pressures of his life are causing him to lose contact with reality. Living partly in the present (1949) and partly in the past (1928), Willy clings to fantasies of success for both himself and his sons, womanizing underachiever Happy and prodigal runaway Biff and simultaneously veils the family’s hopeless financial situation. Since 36 years the small, almost fragile seeming and exhausted traveling salesman Willy Loman has been selling the products of the firm that he works for until his superior decides to fire him. With self – s
Excluding these points, which took some time to get used to, it was a brilliant artistic performance which is really worth seeing it and I would recommend it to everyone who has decided to enjoy that great theatrical work in order to take a look at Miller’s society criticism of the sparkling American Dream.
Additionally the way the play was performed by the actors was really convincing since the audience could really feel the story’s tragedy not only on the stage but also in their minds.
acrificing devotion his dutiful wife Linda tries to keep up the façade of the successful father and businessman, hoping for better times. Just as his mania has become so distracting that he no longer feels secure driving a car, Biff confronts his father with the lies he has laid out for the family in the course of his life; though his loyal wife tries to keep
Some topics in this essay:
Death Of A Salesman, Time, Present, Willy Loman, Family, Past, Performance, Drama, All My Sons, Willy,
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