June/15/2018 David Bustamante
Death of A Salesman Analysis
By Arthur Miller
Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller is a book that shows the character’s emotions and lives, Willy Loman is a traveller salesman from New York city, he lives with his lovely wife Linda and his two sons happy and biff. Willy is having mental breakdowns because of stressed and family difficulties, but the most important reason it’s his financial situation. Willy Loman takes a look to his life and he realizes that he is unsuccessful and useless to those ones under his wing.
The play fits the genre of tragedy because it ends by Willy Loman having an awful life full of deceptions and unhappiness for making the wrong decisions, Willy at the end of the play commits suicide for the life insurance money to keep his family stable, thinking he would be more useful death than alive.
Willy’s death wasn’t necessary, they were one pay away to pay off the mortgage of their house and Willy was receiving financial help from his friend and neighbor Charley.
The project assign was to make a blackout poem about the play Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller, the illustrations chosen fit the play because they are important symbolisms mentioned through the book for example Willy’s car, Money, Death, a Diamond, a flute, and Willy himself. For example, money, money is the reminder of Willy’s unsuccessful career as a salesman, or Death symbolizing the end by Willy committing suicide.