The death of a salesman

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How is betrayal shown as a theme?
Howard betrays Willy, Willy fears betrayal, Willy has an affair - betrays Biff and Linda
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How are freedom and confinement shown as themes?
economic security, Linda and Willy want to escape confinement of Bills,Alaska and Africa are idealised, Biff feels confined
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How is abandonment shown as a theme?
Willy was abandoned as a child, willy fears abandonment, willy abandons Biff emotionally
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How is pride shown as a theme?
It is a self deception mechanism, used to exaggerate success, Willy is to proud to accept Charleys job offer
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How are respect and reputation shown as themes?
Willy thinks they're all you need to succeed, popularity is more important than work, aspires to be Dave Singleman, Willys funeral is hardly attended.
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How are lies and deceit shown as themes?
The Lomans feed off each others lies, they lie to themselves, Willy can't cope with lies, Biff sees the truth
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How are dreams and hopes shown as themes?
Willy is a dreamer, he can't distinguish dreams and reality, Happy and Linda are very optimistic.
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Why does Willy have an affair?
to give him an ego boost due to his lack of confidence
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Name 3 characteristics of Willy
never comes to terms with reality, lives in the past, insecure
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Name 3 characteristics of Linda
very loyal, strong woman, she has high morals
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Name 3 of Biff's characteristics
never realises his potential, outdoorsy, desperate to please his dad
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Name 3 of Happys characteristics
womaniser,dishonest unsatisfied with life
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Name 3 of Charleys characteristics?
sympathetic, honest, humble
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What does CCCCTVSETSL stand for?
context,content,contrast,conflict,themes,visuals,sound,emotions,time/tension,symbolism,language
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When does act 1 end?
After they have discussed plans for the meeting with Bill oliver and they go to bed
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What does Biff steal in the play?
football, basketballs,suit, wood and a pen
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What does Ben represent?
the new style business man
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