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    highly material culture inflicts. (Martin 4) While there is some disagreement as to what the effect of Willy’s actions ultimately will be on Biff after the curtain goes down, it is clear that Willy’s behavior destroyed the family unit as the Loman’s knew it and destroyed Willy as well. The play does, however, end with the focus on the remaining member of the Loman family. They are still a societal unit, and they must continue to live in the material modern world as best they can. Works Cited Baym, Franklin, Gottesman, Holland, et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 4th ed. New York: Norton, 1994. Costello, Donald P. “Arthur Miller’s Circles of Responsibility: A View From a Bridgeand Beyond.” Modern Drama. 36 (1993): 443-453. Martin, Robert A., ed. Arthur Miller. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982. ---. Eight Plays. New York: Nelson Doubleday, 1981.…

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    Is Success Tangible? Arthur Miller’s 1949 play Death of a Salesman is a very powerful play that discusses not only the slow demise of Willy Loman, the aging salesman with two unsuccessful sons, but also highlights the different views that people can have regarding success. Willy Loman, the father of Biff Loman and brother of Ben, is a salesman who has dedicated his life to building up his reputation. His son Biff has spent much of his life trying to find a job he truly loves to do, but has…

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    Willy’s Recognition of his Failures In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy struggles to get through while constantly having to deal with his failures that he has experienced in his life. Although Willy Loman is a good person in some extent, it is still evident that he knows that he has failed but the thoughts Willy plants in his head stops him from recognizing some of his failures. Throughout the play Willy’s failures are seen by his job, by recognizing that he has failed…

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    Does your family have any traditions or heirlooms that have a great significance? Maybe a great-great grandmother’s ring or an instrument that has been in the family for years. These parts of your history help shape who you are and who your family is. In August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, Berniece Charles denies and avoids her family’s history by not playing the piano and rejecting the existence of the Ghosts of the Yellow Dog. This reveals how embracing the past can be beneficial to present and…

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    Death of A Salesman, written by Arthur Miller in 1949, follows an aged salesman, Willy Loman, as he struggles to accept the reality of his failing career and misguided life principles. In this essay, I will examine the structure of the play and how Miller has used time and space to reveal character, present Willy’s faulty ideals, and foreshadow. The play is broken into two acts and a requiem: each segment takes place on a different day in the present day, within the world of the play. For the…

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    “Death of a Salesman.” The Bedford Introduction to Drama 6th Edition. Lee A. Jacobus. Boston: Bedford, 2009. 1070-1106. Print. "requiem, n.1." OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2015. Web. 26 June…

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    Truth can only be obtained through multiple versions that support the claim. Just like theories can only become factual unless they go through experiments that support the hypothesis. The certainty of anything is a figment of the imagination derived from the truth and is closer to “an emotion” than anything concrete (Shanley pp 49). The problem with truth is that it is subjective to the eye of the beholder and everyone sees truth in a different light. The truth is tainted. Therefore the idea of…

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    The Piano Lesson

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    August Wilson in his play The Piano Lesson writes an enthralling drama surrounded in conflict, family history, and questioning the importance of the past versus future legacy. At the center of the conflict is Boy Willie and his sister Berniece as they clash over what to do with a family piano that used to belong to a slave owner of their ancestors. Berniece wishes to keep the piano and hang on to the history of their family’s ancestors. Boy Willie, on the other hand, wishes to sell the piano and…

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    Arthur Miller’s playwright, Death of a Salesman, reveals many of the insecurities and fears of the 20th century American self-made man. Miller expresses this modern paranoia through the fictional life of Willy Loman. As an elderly salesman, Willy’s career as an on-the-road salesman appears to be coming to a close. Willy hopes for stability in his later life through his past success and through his sons, Biff and Happy. The high standards that he raised himself and his sons on embodies his hopes…

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    Arthur Miller was an American playwright who produced the play "A View from the Bridge", first staged on September 29, 1955. It was made into two acts after being unsuccessful as a one Act verse drama. The play is set in the 1950s America, in an Italian-American neighbourhood called Red Hook, a slum area, in New York at the Brooklyn Bridge . Miller heard the story from a lawyer who worked with longshoremen and soon he developed it into a drama first staged on September 29, 1955. It was related…

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