Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman  by Arthur Miller

I read this book initially for a class at school, the first act I was really just trying to get through and the second act was just another thing to add onto my large pile of homework. But when I found out that it was a play that my dad had read and enjoyed, it changed my perspective on it. It also helped by what we were discussing in class. What gave me trouble with reading it was the dialogue, I found it slow and difficult to understand with the characters constantly interrupting each other and giving subversive meaning and actions that would make a lot more sense if acted out. But at the same time, I loved the symbolism and parallels that Arthur Miller put in the dialogue. The story takes place in the early 20th century and is about fulfilling the American Dream, as a working man Willy Loman has his own idea of the Dream and goes about trying to complete it. As he reaches his later years, he starts to realize the reality of completing the Dream, and that is where the play begins. I would recommend this as something to read with a group and to watch the play after or along with reading it. It should defiantly be watched to help give more meaning to it.


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