Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman For a salesman there is no rock bottom to life He don t put a bolt to a nut he don t tell you the law or give you medicine He s a man way out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine Wil

For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to life He don t put a bolt to a nut, he don t tell you the law or give you medicine He s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine Willy Loman has been a salesman for 34 years At 60, he is cast aside, his usefulness exhausted With no future to dream about he must face the crushing disappointments of hi For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to life He don t put a bolt to a nut, he don t tell you the law or give you medicine He s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine Willy Loman has been a salesman for 34 years At 60, he is cast aside, his usefulness exhausted With no future to dream about he must face the crushing disappointments of his past He takes one final brave action, but is he heroic at last or a self deluding fool

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Death of a Salesman

  1. Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide Miller was often in the public eye, most famously for refusing to give evidence against others to the House Un American Activities Committee, being the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama among other awards, and for marrying Marilyn Monroe At the time of his death, Miller was considered one of the greatest American playwrights.

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  1. Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller 1976 1351 213 1355 1382 180 1386 9789643412471 1387 1389 1391 1392 20

  2. A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.There s something to be said for waiting until later in life to read certain books The struggles of Willy Loman would have meant little to my younger, impatient self Now, the huge amount of time Loman spends dreaming of his halcyon days strikes a chord with me.Memory has a way of making everything seem bigger, brighter and better than it actually was People have a tendency to dwell on the past when the present turns out to be not as they had h [...]

  3. Hate Hate Oh, the hate Arthur Miller does a beautiful job of conveying the emptiness and meaninglessness of his protagonist s life It left me wanting to jump off a very tall building if only I could overcome the crushing ennui and the conviction that even ending ones life was too meaningless and futile to contemplate Maybe that means Miller accomplished what he set out to do, but I don t have to like it.

  4. The action below takes place in the GR cafeteria GR Do you mind, is this seat taken STEVEN No, please do GR How are you today STEVEN FineGR Could you spare a few moments STEVEN SureGR So, what did you think of Death of a Salesman STEVEN Great , the venue may have been small, but that just made the whole experience intimate I parked myself in a seat somewhere near the back and in the middle, so had a good panoramic view of the stage, the performances from all the cast were good, with Willy Loman [...]

  5. ME Good evening and welcome to part 3 of Newt Gingrich meets Arthur Miller As you may know, Mr Gingrich has recently been encouraging Americans to read Miller s works Our third episode is devoted to Death of a Salesman, which LAWYER Hold it right there I m sorry Is there a problem LAWYER Oh, go on and pretend you don t know what this is about The salesman you re referring to is my client, President Donald Trump Death is too obvious to be worth commenting on Like so many liberals, you re openly i [...]

  6. In this book, Arthur Miller s masterpiece, one finds the reason that Miller was blacklisted during the Red Scare His undisguised longing for a break from the class system and his disdain for the so called American Dream are nothing short of remarkable Within Willy Lowman resides the typical American Dream with no reality Overtaken by industrialism and materialism, this character represents the absolute failure of society s promise of economic prosperity His life ends in the most tragic and simpl [...]

  7. Dreams have a dark side, and Death of a Salesman makes that painfully obvious.Willy Loman, like all of us, just wants to be successful And although at the start of the play he s amounted to nothing but failure, it s not from bad intention, it s not from lack of trying, it s from his ignorance Willy thinks that success is measured in wealth, and the key to that is being well liked But he tries to cheat his way to wealth instead of work hard and learn from his mistakes , so he ends up with no frie [...]

  8. Book ReviewArthur Miller is a fantastic writer 4 of 5 stars to one his most known works, Death of a Salesman, written in 1949 Most Americans read this in middle school as a required book for their English courses I am not positive when I read this, but I re read it as part of my English degree in college I enjoyed it the second time around, but it is still a very rough book to read Not in terms of bad writing, but in terms of topics and emotions.It focuses on the Loman family The patriarch has [...]

  9. Recently added a Rereading Feature so members can keep track of all the times they ve read a book I wonder how many times I ve read Death of a Salesman The first time I read it was in high school and I didn t really like it In later years I developed an appreciation for the play and assigned it to my college literature classes I even got a VHS tape of the 1985 film with Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich and watched it with my students Now I find myself again teaching a literature course I needed [...]

  10. Arthur Miller, one of the greatest playwrights to date, captures the frailty that is the human condition in his Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Death of a Salesman The main character, Willy Loman, epitomizes the average hardworking male, manically struggling to fulfill unattainable dreams Loman now reaching the age of retirement and coming to terms with his physical limitations, Miller s superior use of dialogue easily conveys Willy s gut wrenching urgency to pass the baton to his disinterested so [...]

  11. I really hate giving this book well, play one star I hate giving any classic one star, for that matter It must have gone down in history for a reason, and is beloved by many In most classics like this, even if I don t like the story, characters, etc I usually can find that spark that has made it so popular for so many years But I can honestly say that I found no redeeming qualities in Death of a Salesman None whatsoever Sigh.Maybe I would have been comfortable actually seeing the play instead o [...]

  12. I don t say he s a great man Willie Loman never made a lot of money His name was never in the paper He s not the finest character that ever lived But he s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him So attention must be paid He s not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person Attention, attention must finally be paid So sounds out Arthur Miller s cry to observe that every individual, every human being must have attent [...]

  13. A book many apparently studied and hated in High school, and no doubt I would have as well I have no idea why that age group would be interested in the Story of Willie Loman our 60 year old salesman here, as he s looking back over his life Has he been successful, or has he not, is he a tragic dreamer, a hero, or like most of us somewhere in between If you re not old enough to have asked these questions of yourself, this book most likely is not for you, that said it s been around since 1949 and f [...]

  14. Death of a salesman is an amazing classic in its true sense It s gripping, moving, touching and painful In a world where everybody s judged by his her material accomplishments and investments, this profound piece of literature may be an alarming notion that what matters is not necessarily what one seeks or desires Life s merely a matter of living for the sake of others A man is useful as long as he contributes to the society and useless once he stops In such society there is no motivation for em [...]

  15. Oh the tragedy This is so good to read though, I feel as though this book has to be read with someone because you must have someone to debrief with about the happenings throughout the plot Good ol Willy.

  16. bbc programmes b06gpwk4Description David Suchet, Zo Wanamaker and director Howard Davies, who all won awards for the sell out production of Arthur Miller s All My Sons in the West End in 2010, reunite to create a new production for Radio 3 of Miller s 1949 classic about the American dream and his second big Broadway success The original won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award and Critics Circle Award for Best Play This new radio production is part of the celebrations across BBC Radio [...]

  17. 4 5This book was better than I thought it would be I was expecting a boring and easy read but what I got was very different There was action even though you wouldn t really think that those scenes were that exciting The characters were also really interesting.I felt bad for Willy at his determination to keep pursuing his dream of being a salesman despite his lack of success I also was sad about how he truly didn t see his mistakes or reality He had so many flashbacks and they interfered with wha [...]

  18. Inside of His Head.Miller saw the play as setting forth what happens when a man does not have a proper grip on the forces of life, The play was basically looking from the edge of the grave at life A play about dangerous illusions, obsolescence,the fear of dying a failure, it bored me but at least these novel was not thousand of pages Willy Loman never made a lot of money.His name was never in the paper He is not the finest character that ever lived But he is a human being, and a terrible thing i [...]

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