Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller Essay

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“Death of a Salesman” is one of the most important plays in Twentieth Century American Theatre. Arthur Miller creates tragedies that are easily relatable for Americans. For instance, his play “Death of a Salesman” uses the idea of a dysfunctional family through out to support its plot. The play is centered around its protagonist, Willy Loman. Willy is a salesman, but also an old man, and from the title of the play the readers of the play can easily conclude what happens to him by the end of the play. Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is a story of business, family, and life, all revolving around Willy Loman. In “Death of a Salesman” Arthur Miller recreates the American economy in the play as a large obstacle for Willy Loman. The protagonist of Miller’s play is Willy Loman, a salesman. As the storyline progresses, readers are able to realize that Willy has been with the same sales company for a long time, long enough to name the baby that is now the man who manages the business. Since Willy has aged, the people he used to do business with have faded out of the business while he still remains, therefore there aren’t as many people Willy can sell to as there was before. Because he isn’t making as much profit as he once was, Willy has to ask his “only friend,” Charlie, for money each week and give it to his wife while pretending it’s his pay for that week. Also, Howard, the business manager of Willy’s employer, has to make the decision to fire Willy because he can no…

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