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December 04, 2005

Miller, "Death of a Salesman"

Miller, Death of a Salesman -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Linda: "...the mind is what counts dear."

Willy has driven himself insane. Finally, his bi-polaric stance on every issue is catching up with him. In every conversation he seems to take both sides. He will proclaim Chevrolet as the best car company, and then minutes later condemn them. I think that part of this is the salesman within him -- willing to morph his own opinion in an effort to please whomever he is talking with.

This constant change of opinion has caused him lose himself. Coupled with the realization that he has more time behind him than he has ahead, he begins reliving the past and goes partially insane.

What he wants from his children, he isn't getting; what he wanted from life, has eluded him. It will be interesting to see where this play takes us.

Posted by DavidDenninger at December 4, 2005 01:54 PM


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