english death of a salesman

English death of a - Brian Resnick Sometimes secrets are the glue that keeps a family from falling apart Though a family holding dark secrets is

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Brian Resnick Sometimes secrets are the glue that keeps a family from falling apart. Though a family holding dark secrets is certainly not a healthy one, at least they can go on as a family. In Arthur Miller’s drama, Death of a Salesman , the protagonist Willy Loman is an unsung aging man whose desire to be great has driven him to be nothing. He keeps from his family any truth about his state of affairs. Though this is not the play’s main secret. By the middle of the play it is obvious to all of the characters of the father’s pains and flaws. They must keep this secret from him because Willy lives off pretense. The starkness of reality can kill him. This is shown at the end. When Willy’s son Biff lets go of his secrets is when Willy is taken out of his dream. The family finally breaks as Willy is driven to suicide. Willy’s wife Linda holds most of the truth about him, as she is his primary care giver. She sees through Willy’s aggrandizement and knows the truth about his situation.
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ENGL eng234 taught by Professor Nome during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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English death of a - Brian Resnick Sometimes secrets are the glue that keeps a family from falling apart Though a family holding dark secrets is

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