Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronics, Mechanics, Culture and Medicine

An Analysis of Willy Loman’s Tragedy in Death of a Salesman

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Jinying Zhao
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Jinying Zhao
Available Online February 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/emcm-15.2016.59How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Willy Loman; A personal tragedy; A family tragedy; A social tragedy; Reflection
Abstract

Death of a Salesman, is regarded as one of the three most remarkable tragedies in America. The author, Arthur Miller, emphasized that the drama should not only express characters’ psychological and subjective world, but also convey the real complex social situation. It has successfully characterized the tragedy of a common salesman in America. It is significant to anal size why Willy committed suicide. This paper managed to analyze causes of Willy Loman’s death, namely, mainly from three perspectives: a personal tragedy, a family tragedy and a social tragedy. In fact, the society Willy lived was familiar with our present era, people are also facing with similar problems Willy had at that time. Hence, through analyzing Willy’s death, we could discover that his life revealed some social problems behind personal and family tragedy in current society, arousing our reflection on ethical and moral standards in money-oriented society. And the most important thing is to know ourselves.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronics, Mechanics, Culture and Medicine
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
February 2016
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978-94-6252-163-6
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2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/emcm-15.2016.59How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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