As a flute melody plays, Willy Loman returns to his home in Brooklyn one night, exhausted from a
failed sales trip. His wife, Linda, tries to persuade him to ask his boss, Howard Wagner, to let him
work in New York so that he wont have to tr
Assignment 1.4 Essential Questions Activity: The Writing Process (Planning page)
Select one of the listed essential questions and use that as the basis for beginning to work with
the Writing Process chart.
1. To what degree can an individuals choices and
Part 1 - Panel 1
Q. Where would you insert this panel and what will it add to the story?
I would insert this panel right after the They only know their own country. line as the image I drew
illustrate the exclusion and the feeling of being ignored by the
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How an individuals perspective of, and response to, a
crisis define him or her?
Through an individual reaction and response to a conflict, we can see the experience theyve
gone through and their own personality. Which h
Complete or attach your organised self-reflection here. You can also attach the original critical response outline
if you wish.
Success can be achieved by experiencing failure, as failure help us get closer to our success. It i
3.2 Critical Response Paragraphs (Polished)
Write the introduction and conclusion paragraphs only for your 2.6 Critical Essay Outline.
Introduce literature used: We must have a dream
Thesis: Success can be achieved by exper
Act I (continued)
After The Womans laughter through Bens first appearance in Willys daydream
The Woman is Willys mistress and a secretary for one of his buyers. In Willys daydream, they sit in
a hotel room. She tells him that she picked him becaus
Willy Loman - An insecure, self-deluded traveling salesman. Willy believes wholeheartedly in the
American Dream of easy success and wealth, but he never achieves it. Nor do his sons fulfill his
hope that they will succeed where he has faile
Act I (continued)
From Bens departure through the closing scene
Willys shouts wake Linda and Biff, who find Willy outside in his slippers. Biff asks Linda how long he
has been talking to himself, and Happy joins them outside. Linda explains that W
Analysis of Major Characters
Despite his desperate searching through his past, Willy does not achieve the self-realization or selfknowledge typical of the tragic hero. The quasi-resolution that his suicide offers him represents only
Opening scene through scene in Howards office
When Willy awakes the next morning, Biff and Happy have already left, Biff to see Bill Oliver and
Happy to mull over the Florida idea and go to work. Willy, in high spirits with the prospect of
Opening scene to Willys first daydream
The play begins on a Monday evening at the Loman family home in Brooklyn. After some light
changes on stage and ambient flute music (the first instance of a motif connected to Willy Lomans
Act I (continued)
Willys first daydream to the first appearance of The Woman
Willy is lost in his memories. Suddenly, the memories of his sons childhood come alive. Young Biff
and Happy wash and wax their fathers car after he has just returned fro
Themes, Motifs & Symbols
Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work.
The American Dream
Willy believes wholeheartedly in what he considers the promise of the American Dreamthat a well
liked and personally attra
2.5 Critical Response Essay (Outline)
Use the outline below, or another one you found, to create an outline for your Critical Response Essay.
What does it mean to be successful and what role does failure play?