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"WILLY:
You
wait,
kid,
before
it's
all
over
we're
gonna
get
STOCKINGS:
Willy
is
a
salesman
of
stockings.
He
gives
a
li;le
place
out
in
the
country,
and
I'll
raise
some
his
'women'
stockings
but
not
Linda.
Biff
sees
it
as
the
vegetables,
a
couple
of
chickens...
L INDA:
You'll
do
it
yet,
worst
thing
when
finds
out
about
the
affair.
"You
­
you
dear."
This
is
his
American
Dream. gave
her
Mama's
stockings!".
MaterialisRc
Symbolism
PLANTS/SEEDS:
"I've
got
to
get
some
seeds,
right
"BIFF
[crying,
broken]:
W ill
you
let
me
go
for
Christ's
away.
N othing's
planted."-
Willy.
American
Dream
sake?
W ill
you
take
that
phoney
dream
and
burn
it
before
something
happens?"
Biff
understands
that
is
father's
dreams
never
materialise,
that
they
are
"phoney".
Creates
refrigerator,
the
hight
of
fashion
and
consumerism.
tension
&
distress
Born
in
NYC
in
1915
LINDA:
W e
should've
bought
the
land
next
door.
W ILLY:
The
street
is
lined
with
cars.
There's
not
a
breath
of
fresh
ARTHUR
MILLER Wrote
DOAS
as
eth
1st
great
American
Tragedy
as
air
in
the
neighborhood.
...
R emember
those
two
beauOful
looks
at
the
dark
side
to
the
American
Dream,
(like
'Of
elm
trees
out
there?
W hen
I
and
B iff
hung
the
swing
Mice
and
Men')
how
he
can
see
greatness
just
not
between
them? reach
it.
blacklisted
as
someone
who
followed
McCathyism
-
Brother
Ben
""Why,
boys,
when
I
was
seventeen
I
walked
Missed
opportuniRes communist. Loman
family
sRll
set
pre
WW2,
Linda
not
liberated
as
into
the
jungle,
and
when
I
was
twenty-one
I
walked
out.
And
by
G od
I
was
rich."
goes
to
Africa,
offering
if
Willy
many
were
post-WW2,
wants
to
go
instead
he
becomes
a
Salesman Set
in
1949,
aQer
World
War
two
(ended
in
'45)
so
raRoning
was
sRll
in
full
force.
Coming
out
of
Great
Highways
started
to
be
built
=
rise
of
the
car.
Car
seen
Depression
of
Wall
street
crash.
Cold
War
is
upon
to
be
hight
of
prosperity.
Death
of
a
Salesman:
Arthur
Miller America.
It
depicts
how
American
life
is
not
as
shiny
and
Willy's
belief
in
Communism
is
against
what
amy
would
amazing
as
it
portrayed
itself
to
be
as
a
capitalist,
DOAS
have
believed
at
this
Rme
due
to
the
2
super
powers,
is
opposite
to
this,
showing
how
this
can
be
untrue-
communism
in
the
play. capitalism
vs
communism
&
US
capitalism.
It
is
the
stage
set
up:
there
are
gaps
between
walls,
showing
how
that
however
hard
you
work
you
may
not
get
the
Willy
wishes
the
world
to
be
like
that?
Or
that
this
is
his
criRcism
of
American
consumerism
in
the
play.
dream
that
you
are
'enRtled'
to.
mind,
that
he
has
hole
in
it-
he
is
not
whole.
confinement
&
freedom.
had
an
affair
with
"The
Women"
Biff
finds
out-
"She's
"LINDA:I
made
the
last
payment
on
the
house
today.
Rise
of
Rock
n'
Roll
in
1950's
-
flute
played
when
Willy
It
criRcises
the
american
consumerism,
the
car,
the
job
nothing
to
me,
B iff.
I
was
lonely,
I
was
terribly
lonely."
Today,
dear.
And
they'll
be
nobody
home.
[A
sob
rises
in
reminisces,
showing
how
backward
he
is
in
Rme.
of
willy
in
contrast
to
the
dream
of
Biff wants
to
be
"well
liked" her
throat].
W e're
free
and
clear.
[Sobbing
more
fully,
released]
W e're
free.
[Biff
comes
slowly
toward
her.]
We're
free...
W e're
free..."
Freedom
from
economic
PRIDE.
Willy
noRced
his
wife,
mending
her
stockings.
"I
suppression.
won't
have
you
mending
stockings
in
this
house!
Now
throw
them
out!"Willy
sold
stockings
for
a
living,
and
he
could
not
afford
to
buy
them
for
Linda,
hurt
his
pride.
becomes
a
salesman
as
willy
wanted
him
too,
he
does
not
Flaw
of
capitalism:
seller
could
not
afford
own
product! Willy
Loman.
Father.
63
yr
old
salesman
&
idealisRc.
The
get
the
love
that
he
wants
as
Willy
idolises
Biff
the
eldest.
Funeral
not
what
he
would
have
wanted,
he
wanted
a
average
American
Man. Happy
carries
on
Willy's
dream
"death
of
a
salesman",
where
there
were
"hundreds
of
Happy
Loman.
Youngest
son.
Serial
Philander.
Tries
to
be
salesmen
and
buyers
were
at
his
funeral". like
Willy,
tries
to
gain
favor,
however
not
work
as
Willy
Has
affairs
with
married
women
because
he
feels
loved?
"I'm
the
New
E ngland
man.
I'm
vital
in
New
E ngland."
idolises
Biff.
Willy
is
delusional,
he
believes
he
is
vital
however
he
is
not.
"He's
not
to
be
allowed
to
fall
into
his
grave
like
an
old
"You
can't
eat
the
orange
and
throw
the
peel
away-a
man
dog.
A;enOon,
a;enOon
must
be
finally
paid
to
such
a
is
not
a
piece
of
fruit."
Willy
feels
that
his
bosses
father
person".
Linda
loves
Willy.
"To
me,
you
are
the
owes
him,
he
helped
name
Howard.
handsomest"
DEATH
OF
A
SALESMAN.
Nuclear
Family.
"A\er
all
the
highways,
and
the
trains,
and
the
"I
made
the
last
payment
on
the
house
today.
Today,
appointments,
and
the
years,
you
end
up
worth
more
dead
dear.
And
there'll
be
nobody
home."
Despite
willy's
than
alive."
Willy
alludes
to
suicide. treatment
of
her
she
sRll
feels
lonesome
&
sad
when
died.
Biff
Loman.
Eldest
son.
Disillusioned
Farm
hand.
He
could
have
become
a
football
player,
however
due
to
not
gegng
the
needed
GPA
he
fails
and
cannot
get
into
collage.
He
Linda
Loman.
Long
suffering
wife
of
Willy.
Some
realisRc
traits.
Realises
that
Father's
dream
is
Use
of
interrogaRves,
pandering
to
Willy's
needs,
"put
goes
to
talk
to
Willy,
asking
if
he
should
retake,
finds
his
unrealisRc.
"I'm
a
dime
a
dozen,
and
so
are
you!"
that
your
feet
up"
she
takes
off
his
shoes
for
him!
father
with
'The
women',
all
goes
to
pot.
Willy
"had
the
wrong
dreams"
She
babies
Willy,
"Take
an
aspirin.
S hould
I
get
you
an
aspirin?"
she
speaks
to
him
"carefully,
delicately"-
babying,
&
that
he
has
a
short
fuse.

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