Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller, a well known tragedy about a suicidal salesman named Willy Loman, and his lower class family. The story takes place in the small home of the Loman family in New York in the late 1940’s. Throughout the play, Willy has conflict with both himself, and his son Biff.
The conflict between Willy and his son Biff explain some of the events that occur throughout the play. With all the smoke of the issues between the father and son, the flames come from Biffs delusional perception of life, Biff shortfall of the American Dream and general success, and Biff’s discovering of his father’s affair and stepping out on his mother Linda. All in all, these are some of the things that spark the brokeness and rivalry between the father and son, Willy and Biff. These issues also weigh heavily on the development of the concept that one’s goals and passion to grasp success can sometimes resentfully intervene with close relationships, causing those to forget what is most important in life.
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