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An Analysis of the Final Scenes of "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
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20th CENTURY DRAMA
AN ANALYSIS OF THE FINAL SCENES OF "DEATH OF A SALESMAN" BY ARTHUR MILLER.
Throughout "Death of a Salesman," it was very clear to me that the play was an excellent representation of the idea of "The American Dream," amongst other broader themes. This notion, as I understand it, relates to the belief that there are countless opportunities for everyone to reach out and grasp, no matter who they are or where they come from. The main characters of the play; Willy Loman, Linda Loman, Biff Loman, Happy Loman and their next door neighbour Charley, all seem to have very different ideas about this belief. In my opinion, this allows the reader (or audience) to relate to whichever character shares their views, making the play very appealing.
The play offers a wider insight into a social system in which the Loman family finds themselves. Willy and Linda have had to work incredibly hard to keep themselves afloat over the years, and are justly proud of their achievement of paying off their 25 year mortgage. However, a stark contrast is highlighted between Willy and Howard, his boss. Willy has worked at the company
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