Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman is a play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It premiered on Broadway in 1949 and has been revived on Broadway four times. It is also widely performed in theaters around the world. The play is required reading for many high school English and drama classes.

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What is the theme of Death of a salesman?

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There are several main themes to Death of a Salesman, which displays in a common man the aspects of a tragic epic. Willy Loman's self-perception is not grounded in reality, and his attempts at achieving greatness always elude him. The greed for money can lead to death and other problems. He had problems will Howard, and his relationship with Biff started to weaken.
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Death of a Salesman bernard becomes a?

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in the play bernard who was once a geek, becomes a very successful lawyer, it is said "he is going to argue a case in front of the supreme court" this is ironic as willy himself said bernard would never be successful and biff would be fantastic. when it turns out bernard is super successful willy is confused as to why bernard was successful and biff not.
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Was Death of a Salesman truly a Tragedy?

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Yes the story death of a salesman is a tragedy because it shows the sequence as being tragic and horrific because he kills himself in a car wreck. im afraid i cannot possibly agree...death of a salesman doesnt contain any of the features of a true tragedy defined by Aristotle. By that definition, many of Shakespeare's tragedies cannot be considered tragedy as they do not conform to Aristotle's definition of tragedy. Hamlet, considered his finest, breaks many of Aristotle's rules of tragedy. Surely we move on from purist classical definitions to embrace new modes of thinking. Miller's exploration of the plight of a common man is a Romantic concept in considering the common man worthy of study. Is not the common man as capable of tragedy as kings and queens?
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What postmodern American playwright won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Death of a Salesman?

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Arthur Miller won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for his play Death of a Salesman.
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What is the full name of the playwright of Death of a Salesman?

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Willy Loman Willy Loman I think Willy is the nameof the salesman-the playwright is Arthur Miller
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How did Willy's American Dream lead to his own destruction in Death of a Salesman?

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willy is in the illusion and never gets out of the American dream. Getting a job, buying a house and car, and raising a familyAPEX
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When did arthur miller write Death of a Salesman?

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Arthur Miller wrote Death of a Salesman in 1949.
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How does Willy act toward the boys when they are young in Death of a Salesman?

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He is a great, loving father, but he instills poor morals and ideals into them
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Who Wrote Death of a Salesman?

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Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play by Arthur Miller and is considered a classic of American theater. Viewed by many as a caustic attack on the American Dream of achieving wealth and success without regard for principle, Death of a Salesman made both Arthur Miller and the character Willy Loman household names. The play raises a counterexample to Aristotle's characterization of tragedy as the downfall of a great man, whether through (depending on the translator) a flaw in his character or a mistake he has made. It was greeted with enthusiastic reviews, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949, the 1949 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Death of a Salesman was the first play to win these three major awards, helping to establish Miller as an internationally known playwright.
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How do the boys feel about Willy in act 1 of Death of a Salesman?

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They remember him as a great guy when they were younger, but question his sanity in the present
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Linda loman in Death of a Salesman?

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Willy Loman's wife. She acts more like a mother. She does not know what's going on in Willy's mind.
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Important events in arthur millers life?

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becoming interested in theater in college.
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Who is Biff in Death of a Salesman?

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Biff is the son of Willy Loman, the salesman.
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What literary devices were used in the play Death of a Salesman?

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Flashbacks Symbolism Dopelgangers, Arthur and Charlie, (not sure if those are the names it's been a while)
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What is the inciting incident in Death of a Salesman?

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at the begining when Linda asks Willy what is wrong, and "what happend?" She repeats the question and this use of repitition is a technique used by playwrights to bring attention to the question "what is wrong?", it increases suspense and brings the audience straight into the problems within the family.
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In the Death of a Salesman how is charley willy's character foil?

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Charley is the juxtaposition of Willy, without Charley a lot of Willy's true flaws would not be revealed. Through Charley you realise that Willy was more a victim of his own personal flaws rather than that of an unfair capitalist regime.
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Who is linda in the play Death of a Salesman?

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the main character Willy Loman's wife