In Act I - In Act I Scene 1 Miller introduces the three major themes of Death of a Salesman denial contradiction and order versus disorder When

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Unformatted text preview: In Act I, Scene 1, Miller introduces the three major themes of Death of a Salesman : denial, contradiction, and order versus disorder. When Willy returns home early from a sales trip, Linda casually asks if he wrecked the car. Linda's question and Willy's annoyed response suggest that this conversation has happened before. He does not make excuses for himself but openly admits that he could not concentrate on his driving. In fact, several times, he forgot that he was driving. Willy realizes something is wrong with him, and he is exhausted both physically and mentally. Scene 1 establishes the nature of the relationship between Willy and Linda. Although Willy states exactly what happened, Linda provides him with opportunities to deny that anything is wrong with him. In this way, she attempts to protect him from seeing his own shortcomings. She suggests the faulty steering on the Studebaker, as well as Willy's glasses, as possible reasons why he cannot...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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In Act I - In Act I Scene 1 Miller introduces the three major themes of Death of a Salesman denial contradiction and order versus disorder When

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