Essays Tagged: "Willy"

Analysis of the ending of 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller

The play 'Death of a Salesman' shows the final demise of Willy Loman, a sixty-year-oldsalesman in the America of the 1940's, who has deluded himself all his ... ompassion. The book describes the lastday of his life, but there are frequent 'flashbacks' in which Willy relives key events of thepast, often confusing them with what is happening in the present.His ... zing their father in their youth to despising him in the present.On the last few pages of the play, Willy finally decides to take his own life ([1] and [2]). Notonly out of desperation because he just ...

(4 pages) 171 0 3.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Arthur Miller's Creation of Linda Loman in "Death of a Salesman"

eat before her husband does, Linda Loman deals with her family on a daily basis. She has a husband, Willy who is a salesman searching to achieve the American dream both for himself and his sons, whom ... e American dream both for himself and his sons, whom he quarrels with as much as he loves them. But Willy is getting old, and fear of his yet to be accomplished goals seem to speak to Linda. Some crit ...

(2 pages) 99 1 3.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Annalysis of the conflicts of Biff Loman (Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman) and how they are resolved.

eir obligations and their desires. Biff is one such character whose love and loyalty to his father, Willy Loman, was enormous He wanted, however, to seek the truth about himself as he found out that h ... ng thoughts.Biff's devotion to his father came from the many events that happened in his life. From Willy ,for example, Biff learned how to achieve apparent success. His father many times said, "...Th ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Arthur Miller Death of a Salesmen why willy commited suicide

trays the main character so, with emphasis as to the reasons why he results to his eventual suicide.Willy the protagonist has a family status of a nuclear stature, with two children and is therefore t ... se. The hierarchy at the time between sex, race, creed is present and relevant in an in the play as Willy has a mistress who is only referred to as 'The woman'. Biff, his son eventually realises the t ...

(2 pages) 65 2 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Willy Loman

Death of a SalesmanWilly Loman is a middle-aged man who aims for an unreachable goal. He is the type of father that set ... eed and by doing so the parents tend to loose track of who is actually going for the goal. Although Willy is a concerned parent, he is very single-minded and opinionated when it comes to his son's fut ... to his son's future. It is reasonable to think that society played a major role in the downfall of Willy's life. On the other hand though, in a major part you would have to blame Willy for his own ch ...

(4 pages) 42 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The American Dream in Death of a Salesman

immigrants came to America in search of economic opportunities and a better life. The protagonist, Willy thinks that to achieve the American Dream, one needs to be likeable and have a good personalit ... nd have a good personality. In reality, the keys to success in America are hard work and diligence. Willy however, fails to see this, thus leading him up to fail in his business endeavors.The American ...

(1 pages) 77 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman

-s and the main character is the Loman family which consists of four members, the parents Linda and Willy Loman and their sons Biff and Happy Loman.The father is Willy Loman a sixty year old salesman, ... er husband's aspirations, dream and falsehood but, naively she also accepts them and she encourages Willy, so she is unable to face reality and she is the one person who supports Willy Loman, despite ...

(4 pages) 80 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American dream

ent views of the American DreamThe main conflict in Death of a Salesman deals with the confusion of Willy Lowman's life. This is so because of his inability to face the realities of his life. Willy's ... biggest delusion is that success is based upon being well liked and having personal attractiveness. Willy builds his entire life around this idea and teaches it to his children. Willy's need to feel w ...

(4 pages) 63 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (cited)

Willy and Nora: Tragic Heroes or Home-wreckers? No one has a perfect life. Despite what Aaron Spelli ... oblems that they deal with in different ways, which proves their similarities and differences. Both Willy Loman, the protagonist of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Nora Helmer, protagonist of ... xperience an epiphany where they realize that they were not the person the thought they were: while Willy's catharsis brings about his death, Nora's brings her to a new life; hers. Both character's fl ...

(6 pages) 43 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman - Controversial Tragedy

optimistic ending. The play Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, is a tragedy because it's hero, Willy Loman, is a tragic figure that faces a superior source, being the American dream and the strug ... be a challenge to one's dignity..." Loman fulfills many of the requirements of being a tragic hero. Willy is not "flawless" in his actions, which by Miller's standards make him a tragic hero. It is no ...

(5 pages) 49 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - Marginalization of Women

e to the play. For all intents and purposes, she merely exists as a periphery character to complete Willy's family unit. Linda role is to simply server her men in her family. "What a woman: They broke ... s a prime example of this premise. Linda's role in the play is characterized as the devoted wife of Willy. She displays blind devotion and love to her husband, this despite constant degradation and be ...

(8 pages) 49 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman.

play, what they represent and what their performance is. I will mainly focus on the main character Willy Loman.Willy has several functions in life. He has the role of a husband, a father, a friend an ... es success in everything else. That's why the play is called "Death of a Salesman" and not death of Willy, or father. The play is a representation of the importance of business success in life accordi ...

(5 pages) 71 0 4.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of Death of a Salesman

between the Lowmans and their neighbor, Bernard.The major innovation of the story was when life for Willy starts to take a turn for the worse, he begins to have flashbacks about the past, a time when ... to past are transitioned very smoothly while the colors and storytelling is overwhelming at times. Willy Lowman deteriorates slowly as the movie progresses and his progression takes a toll on the res ...

(5 pages) 74 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

2 Characters and 2 Symbols Book:Death Of A Salesman Author:Arthur Miller

sman, would be, the farmland, and Linda's and the woman's stockings. Farmland represents the chance Willy has to prove his worth, through labor as a salesman and a father. His hopeless, attempt to gro ... g barely being able to put food on the table and having nothing to leave his children when he dies. Willy has worked hard but fears that he will not be able to help his offspring any more than his own ...

(1 pages) 31 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The American Dream in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

s and the end result is a tragic death caused by stupidity and the need to succeed. During his life Willy Loman caused his wife great pain by living a life not realizing what he could and couldn't do. ... ng a life not realizing what he could and couldn't do. Linda lived sad and pathetic days supporting Willy's unreachable goals. Being brought up in this world caused his children to lose their identity ...

(4 pages) 81 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller

What Willy Loman teaches his children:Willy Loman essentially instills in his children--Biff and Happy--t ... he man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead. Be liked and you will never want." Willy tells his children that appearances are more important than talent; he does so by contrasting ... nually brags that he is losing weight (again, focusing on the outward appearance). It is clear that Willy Loman portrays his values to his children, and that they have a major effect on Biff and Happy ...

(3 pages) 48 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The American Dream: A Conflict essay of "Death of a Salesman" and "All My Sons"

Keller in AMS has already achieved the financial wealth portion of this American Dream while father Willy Loman in DOS has not. One of the major similarities of these plays is both fathers killed them ... is both fathers killed themselves to allow their sons to attain and maintain wealth and prosperity.Willy Loman is a short fused 60 year-old salesman who through his struggle for the American Dream fi ...

(5 pages) 34 1 3.8 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Arthur Miller's "Death Of A Salesman"

t more the death of character and integrity of the salesman. The play is based around the character Willy Loeman, a washed up, burned out, salesman who's life is currently in shambles. He escapes this ... .I feel the first flashback at the start of the play really gives a clue as to what's going through Willy's mind. He comes into his home telling his wife of how he was driving with the windshield down ...

(3 pages) 564 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American Dream in "Death of a Salesman"

to live the American Dream, can be viewed as a direct commentary about society.The play centers on Willy Loman, sixty years old salesman, who is beginning to fail distinguishing between reality and i ... be retiring by now, living a luxury life, he is fired from his job-which barely pays enough anyway. Willy is now forced to rely on loans from his next-door-neighbor Charley to make ends meet. Charley ...

(22 pages) 97 0 4.6 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Arthur Miller's (Death of a Salesman) views on present society

Willy, the mentally unstable salesman from Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman,” ... incognito attacks against what he views as a declining society.“How do they whip cheese?” Willy asks as a metaphor to expressing Miller’s views against the increasingly industry based A ... ing the food we eat. The apartments with their “sharp angular structure” in contrast with Willy’s traditional home also expressed that invading sense of industry. Yes, we could give eve ...

(3 pages) 30 1 4.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American