Essay Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

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Abandonment and the Lomans No one knows the pain of abandonment unless they have experienced it personally.
Abandonment can make someone feel unworthy; like they do not deserve attention or affection. Some children who are abandoned by someone they love or trust tend to have a hard time developing trusting or healthy relationships in their lives. Arthur Miller explores this emotional roller coaster in his play Death of a Salesman. He shows how these feelings can turn into actions. He also demonstrates how those who have not experienced abandonment find these feelings hard to understand. The Lomans are a perfect example of this. In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, each character feels a sense of abandonment and each fights his or her own internal battle with fulfillment or unhappiness. Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is a story full of negative happenings. There is nothing truly satisfying or joyful. Every character is written to have been betrayed or abandoned by someone in their own family or close circle of acquaintances. According to Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, “abandonment occurs when a person intentionally gives up all rights to something he or she owns” (par. 1). These characters are essentially stuck in a never-ending cycle of breaking each other’s hearts and “giving up all rights” to each other. The central character, Willy Loman, is the salesman in the title. Willy’s suicide was a result of the painful effects of abandonment and…

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