Death of a salesman project Essay

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Demetrio Alomar
Death of a salesman project
Essay
English II – Honors
Death of a Salesman Project

Benjamin Disraeli once said “Circumstances are beyond the control of man, but his conduct is in his own power.” This quote means that the extent of man’s control is only to himself and not the people nor things around him. This quote is true because people can only control their actions and not the actions of others or their surroundings. In both the plays Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller and Incident at Vichy written by Arthur Miller characters were faced with situations where they could control nothing except the way they handled themselves. In Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller the Loman family was faced
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This father shows how man can only control their actions and not there situations. In Incident at Vichy written by Arthur Miller a group of random people were rounded up in Vichy, France and tossed in a cell for an identity check. Each character had been put into a situation in which they were powerless but each one used the only thing they could control to seal their fate, their actions. Marchand was a radicallist who stayed aggressive towards everyone distance in order to make sure he would not be lumped in the same category as them. Marchand stayed quiet and was cooperative in order to get his pass to leave and when he did he left as soon as possible to freedom. Von berg was a nobleman who was being detained due to his accent and he used his charismatic behavior to lighten up the room and get to know everyone and why they were here. He found out the terrible monstrosities that were occurring and when he got his pass he gave it to Leduc out of guilt. This ended his life but gave Leduc a chance to continue to live his. Leduc was a Jewish psychiatrist who looked for good signs to why they were being detained and tried to keep his spirit alive. Leduc used the gift of the pass from von berg and tried to escape with it to freedom. These three prove that though man cannot control his situation he can control what his reaction is, which his true power is. In both the plays Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller and Incident at Vichy written by Arthur Miller

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