Essays Tagged: "Willy Loman"

Death of a Salesman

transformed and fitted to the movie screen in the year 1986. The play itself is set in the house of Willy Loman, and tells the melancholy story of a salesman whom is in deep financial trouble, and the ... ety.Death of a Salesman specifically focuses on four characters, the first being the main character Willy Loman, his wife Linda, and their two sons Hap and Biff Loman. As mentioned, the focal point of ...

(8 pages) 536 1 3.9 Apr/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Willy Loman as a Tragic Hero. Is Willy Loman from Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman a Tragic Hero or not? Why?

Willy Loman as a Tragic HeroThe tragic hero, as defined by Aristotle in his works "Poetics" is one w ... ics" is one who falls from grace into a state of extreme unhappiness. According to that definition, Willy Loman, the husband and father in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, can be classified as a t ... the husband and father in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, can be classified as a tragic hero. Willy becomes increasingly miserable throughout the play as he falls from being a loving and success ...

(2 pages) 233 0 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Death Of A Salesman vs. Hamlet

Willy Loman and Hamlet, two characters so alike, though different. Both areperfect examples of trage ... breath of air, appoints Fortinbras Jr. as the new King of Denmark,and dies.In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman, a salesman who believed himself to be apowerful man, has his life unravel before him as ... l before him as he loses his job, his sanity and therespect of those around him. Many years before, Willy had an affair. This 'dirtied' hisappearance to his son Biff, though his wife never found out. ...

(2 pages) 100 0 3.4 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Death of a Salesman Essay by Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman EssayWilly Loman is responsible for his own downfall. Willy finds his own hero and tries to become the he ... e for his own downfall. Willy finds his own hero and tries to become the hero in his own existence. Willy tries to become a very successful businessman, at the start of his career he thinks that no on ... very successful businessman, at the start of his career he thinks that no one can tell him what to. Willy is not good with people, he is good with his hands, he is not a good salesman and he chooses t ...

(3 pages) 256 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Death of a Salesman by Miller : Society's Alienation of Willy Loman

veryday walk of life. Arthur Miller chooses to portray society's prejudice against the protagonist, Willy Loman, in his play, Death of a Salesman. Society, in this case, rejects Willy Loman because he ... t upper class, and because he is getting up in age. Many occurrances highlight society's judging of Willy, including him being fired, the 'spite' that he recieves from his sons, and the way he alienat ...

(3 pages) 114 0 3.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison of Willy Loman in Miller's "Death of A Salesman" and Troy Maxon in Wilson's "Fences" Compares the 2 main characters and questions whether they were good fathers.

are two, hard working men that can be a bit disillusioned by life. The main character of each book, Willy Loman and Troy Maxson are similar in many ways. They both try hard to be good men and fathers, ... tances his self from his youngest son, and many could say that he is too hard and cold towards him. Willy in a way believes that his grown sons could not have done any wrong when they were younger and ...

(3 pages) 224 0 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

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

Discusses Willy Loman as a tragic hero in Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman"

#2) Discuss Willy Loman as a tragic hero: Based your understanding of what being a hero means. You are, of cours ... onignoring the problem as long as possible, while some attack the problem toget it out of the way. Willy Lowman's technique in Arthur Miller's playDeath of a Salesman, leads to very severe consequenc ... ns that it can be a dangerous drug, because of it's addictiveness andit's deadliness.The first time Willy is seen lapsing off into the past is when heencounters Biff after arriving home. The conversat ...

(4 pages) 137 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Willy Loman, a Man With A Dream. Character in "Death of a Salesman" by Miller

Willy Loman: A Man With A DreamA common idea presented in literature is the issue ofthe freedom of t ... is the issue ofthe freedom of the individual in opposition to thecontrolling pressures of society. Willy Loman, the maincharacter in Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller,epitomizes this type of perso ... to his peersand co-salesman as lesser individuals. Not only was hecompetitive and overbearing, but Willy Loman sought after anideal that he could never become: the greatest salesmanever. Determined t ...

(4 pages) 345 1 3.9 Jun/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Arthur Miller's definition of a "TRAGIC HERO" in Death of a Salesman

iller's Death of a Salesman gives a perfect example of tragedy in the common man with the character Willy Loman, who, in his fear of being displaced, his struggle to fix his problems, and in his death ... cannot change this balance, because he starts to panic and worry about what his purpose is in life. Willy Loman, a formerly popular and successful salesman, realizes that he cannot change his son Biff ...

(4 pages) 27301 0 3.4 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.

n Perrine's Literature Structure, Sound, and Sense by Thomas R. Arp, and Greg Johnson on page 1545, Willy Loman is a man whose fall from the top of the capitalistic totem pole results in a resounding ... horically. As a man engulfed in the memories of the past and controlled by his fears of the future, Willy Loman views himself as a victim of bad luck, having little blame for all of his downfalls. How ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Death Of A Salesman - Character Analysis

What was the reason for Willy's demise? Willy Loman, the main character in "Death of a Salesman," had many principles and be ... s, Happy and Biff, that to be successful, you don't need to be smart and get good grades in school. Willy believed that the key to success includes a standout personality, good looks, and not being ju ... liked," but "well-liked" by people. The characters in the story play pivotal roles in the demise of Willy Loman.Charley, Willy's next-door neighbor, is a successful man who owns his own business. In t ...

(3 pages) 104 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, uses textual references to show Miller's opinion that the American dream is difficult or impossible in today's capitalistic society.

an Dream and what he saw as the futile pursuit and false ideals that accompanied the dream. Through Willy Loman's treatment of his friends and family, his tendency to lie, and his perception of people ... ws how difficult it is for the modern worker to achieve the American Dream.The relationship between Willy Loman and his friends and family reveals Willy's ideals and his feelings throughout the play. ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Explain the role of a concept of the American Dream plays in act 1 of Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (405 words)

s not. Success is afforded or denied to a person if they qualify. In Death of a Salesman, I believe Willy Loman was not successful in anything he did because he lived in his own world.A big indicator ... on the job. If a person is doing well, generally, they are successful. In the beginning of the play Willy Loman comments on how he was "vital to New England". This is a great example of how Willy's di ...

(2 pages) 135 4 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Death of a Salesman: how Willy's false reality and lack of self knowledge leads to his downfall.

Self-Identity Of Willy LomanWilly Loman, in Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman, is the typical hard-working American ... and inability to accept who he is results in his insanity and ultimate demise.Throughout the play, Willy tries chasing "all the wrong dreams" (1947). Willy aspires to a man named David Singleman, a s ... avid Singleman, a salesman who "died the death of a salesman, in his green velvet slippers" (1894). Willy knows that David has become successful by being popular and this is what Willy does, except th ...

(3 pages) 157 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Death of a Character.

Essay looks at the character of Willy Loman. How Willy's low self worth, misplaced societal values, and his stubborn inability to ch ... acterIn Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman the reader is introduced to the main character of Willy Loman. Willy is a middle-class salesman who, in the course of a single day, comes to realize t ... e day, comes to realize that the American Dream, which he has pursued for 40 years, has failed him. Willy's pursuit of success has affected not only his self worth, but has also dominated the lives of ...

(3 pages) 79 1 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Is "Death of a Salesman" a literary tradegy?

eft alone, without even the benefit of an insurance settlement. This story is indeed a real tragedy.Willy Loman is a common, average man, whose goals and expectations are shattered by the fictitious i ... ty of his life in pursuit of the "American Dream" only to find bitter disappointment and rejection. Willy most likely has good intentions and wants nothing more than to be liked and admired. Being wel ...

(3 pages) 71 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Willy Loman, in the book "Death of a Salesman", by Arthur Miller, and his quest for the "American Dream."

A Death of the American DreamThe American Dream is forever being chased, and never caught. Willy Loman, the main character, in A Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller chose to follow the Amer ... 'dream' is that it produces selfish individuals who will go to any extent to receive personal gain. Willy's character is one of a common man; Miller portrays him not as an evil selfish person, but as ...

(3 pages) 74 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller.

Is Willy Loman A Tragic Hero?=============================In Willy Loman's character, Arthur Miller has ... ecessary to be considered as a conventional tragic hero. However, others may disagree, arguing that Willy's self-deception and frequent moral lapses prevent him from being recognised as the true hero ... lapses prevent him from being recognised as the true hero of a tragedy. In my opinion, even though Willy does not have the power, dignity or influence that usual tragic heroes have, he does qualify. ...

(3 pages) 119 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

",Death of a Salesman" by Willy Loman's .

e of tragedy. Miller writes of a tragic hero much like each and every person, an everyday man named Willy Loman. Willy Loman's very name explains his social position, that of a 'low man'. Arthur Mille ... n the protagonist gives rise to his insistence upon securing his personal dignity." Miller presents Willy Loman as a man who is obsessed with securing his personal dignity, a trait that acts as Willy' ...

(7 pages) 176 0 3.8 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American