Death of a Salesman
By Arthur Miller
The play or novel “Death of a Salesman” written by Arthur Miller is about a father named Willy married to his wife named Linda who has two sons. Their family’s sons are Happy and Biff. Biff is struggling to get a job or get employed in his life, and thinks that he will fail everything he has under pressure. Happy on the other hand of Biff, is successful and has everything he wanted, his own apartment with the Knick knacks and utilities to help him in his life, the only thing left he wants most in his apartment is women. The play leads to hard suffering in Willy’s mind because he is on low wages, and he is afraid that he will not be a successful salesman just like his father. The sons Biff and Happy are more concentrated on succeeding on their goals and not care about their father. Willy has been trying attempts to commit suicide, but his wife tries to stop him every time until he kills his elf at the very end. Willy did this because since he was on low wages, he sacrificed his money for his two sons (mostly Biff) so they can have a great successful future with their mother and maybe families.
The part of the play that fits on the blackout poem is when Willy is suffering and seeing screams of horror in his head, and wishes to end his misery. The are five symbols in the blackout poem. The X with a line on top symbol means the surviving symbols, and one of the people trying to survive in life is Willy. The horror symbol of the spooky face means the horror that Willy is going through his head. The mind/head symbol means what is happening in Willy’s head. The scream symbol means the screams that Willy is going through on his head. At last the misery symbol means what Willy is trying to end on what is happening inside his head.