In death of a salesman, arthur miller depicts willy loman's gradual loss of identity as a thriving salesman who is well known, has many friends, and is idolized by his family these identity issues stem from through exploring willy's memories, miller uses a subjective approach to reveal the ways in which willy grapples. Overview death of a salesman has many aspects associated with dramatic tragedy, including a flawed hero, a 'fall' into despair and events that arouse pity and fear however, unlike traditional tragedies, the play tells of the demise of an everyday domestic figure who could represent any man – or any low man willy does. Death of a salesman addresses loss of identity and a man's inability to accept change within himself and society the play is a montage of memories as the play continues, willy disassociates himself more and more from the present as his problems become too numerous to deal with the third major theme of the play,. Set in new york and boston in the late 1940s, this play describes the tragedy of willy loman, an average traveling scholars abroad and at home have done much research about death of a salesman, from various perspectives flaw was one aspect of his tragedy, for his sticking to unacceptable traditional values willy.
Willy from death of a salesman by arthur miller: abandoned and flawed 798 words | 4 pages the dramatic play death of a salesman, composed by arthur miller in 1949 portrays the hours leading up to willy loman's death willy is a sixty-year-old salesman living in brooklyn new york with his wife linda and after. Arthur miller created willy loman with many flaws he has deep-seated insecurities, compromised morals, and reversed priorities willy's insecurities stem from being abandoned by his father at a young age he admits in an imagined conversation with ben that he has always felt he was temporary his constant turning to.
Many in the chinese audiences raised on prim socialist morality plays will get their first acquaintance with the more ambiguous nature of contemporary western to transport willy loman from brooklyn to peking, the chinese painstakingly reconstructed the original 1949 set from plans that mr miller sent over earlier.
Death of a salesman is willy's play he constantly refers to his older brother ben, who made a fortune in diamond mining in africa, because he represents all the things willy desires for himself and by the end of the play, willy is overwhelmed he can no longer deny his failures when they become too many to deal with.