HamletSalesman - Title: Family Ties Thesis/Intro: Upon...

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Title: Family Ties Thesis/Intro: Upon further examination of both plays you can see that each family and its members are affected by the interfamily relationships that take place within the households. A relationship between each family member differs overtime and can change based on the interactions and events that take place between each family member. As time goes on throughout these plays we will see how these interfamily relationships change based on moods, events and shortcomings. After focusing on those types of relationship altering events we can look at how they change over time. By looking at three different time periods (past, present, future) we can analyze these interfamily relationships closer. I. “Death of a Salesman” A. Establish roles and relationships of family members. 1. Past 2. Present 3. Future B. Analyze the relationships over the given time periods C. Show how the relationships change due to prior and upcoming events. II. “Hamlet” A. Establish roles and relationships of family members. 1. Past 2. Present 3. Future
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B. Analyze the relationships over the given time periods. C. Show how the relationships change due to prior and upcoming events. III. Relating Hamlet and Death of a Salesman A. Compare the roles and relationships each character plays B. Compare how the relationships change due to the events that go on during the plays, IV. Conclusion
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Family Ties Upon further examination of both plays you can see that each family and its members are affected by the interfamily relationships that take place within the households. A relationship between each family member differs overtime and can be changed based on the interactions and events that take place between each family member. As time goes on throughout these plays we will see how these interfamily relationships change based on moods, events and shortcomings. After focusing on those types of relationship altering events we can look at how they change over time. By looking at three different time periods (past, present, future) we can analyze these interfamily relationships closer. If we take a look at the play, “Death of a Salesman”, you’ll find the main characters to be Biff Loman, Willy Loman, Linda Loman, and Happy Loman. In comparison to “Hamlet” you will find Biff to be most alike. These two characters are treated as a prince, although Hamlet actually was a prince. Biff was treated very well as a child; his father Willy wanted the best for him. This is a very common want for a parent to have for their children. Willy however would enforce this “want” to the heart, and by this I mean that he would turn his head on things that Biff did wrong. Willy did not treat his other son, Happy, the same as he did Willy. There is a common theme throughout the play showing this. Happy begged for his
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father’s attention, constantly asking him if he noticed that he was losing weight (Miller 870). In that same part of the play Biff had stolen a football from his football locker room and
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course ENG 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Michigan Technological University.

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