Essay about Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

954 Words Nov 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, is regarded as an American Classic. In fact, after its appearance on Broadway in 1949, it became known as one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. After its tremendous success on Broadway, in 1985 Death of a Salesman was adapted into a film. Death of a Salesman appears to be about a struggling salesman, Willy Loman, trying to get and maintain the American Dream. However, this movie is really about a man in denial, his sacrificing wife and their one realistic son.
In the beginning of the movie, Willy is introduced as an exhausted salesman that has apparently gone mad. In fact, when reality is too much for Willy to bear, he searches through his memories for simpler times. Unfortunately, this often leaves Willy visibly upset and loudly partaking in nonsensical conversations with himself. It is not until later on in the movie that the viewers are able to understand why Willy has these fits. In fact, in the beginning it is easy to believe that he is just simply an aging man with a tough of dementia.
While Willy struggles to live with himself in his present reality, his family is tip-toeing, in order to keep from upsetting him further. For instance, Linda Loman, the wife and mother, or Biff the eldest son. Even though Biff and Linda handle Willy’s current situation differently, they both play equally important roles in the movie. Linda takes the role as the devout wife, while Biff is the estranged son.
Linda being the devout wife she is…

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