Characters analysis in the play “The Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller

Characters analysis in the play “The Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller

Annotated Bibliography

Babcock, Granger. “‘What’s the Secret?: Willy Loman as a Desiring Machine.” American Drama. In Contemporary Literary Criticism Select. Literature Resources from Gale. Detroit: Gale, 2.1 (Fall 1992): 59-83, Web. 2008<>

This article tends to explore the way the death of Death of a Salesman gives an opportunity for Willy Loman, one of the main characters in the play, to be seen as a result of a capitalist culture which only allows for competitive isolation. Babcock realistically approaches the play, to examine the mental otherness of Willy Loman, who is a protagonist in the play. The article delves deeply into the character Willy Loman. Babcock argues that the protagonist, Willy Loman who decided to sell himself as a commodity that gets cast off by the regulations in the economy. According to the author, Willy Loman wants to appear in the business sector. He tries to criticize the victim state in which hiLomans critics place Willy Loman. The author presents a perspective regarding the weaknesses and strength of the character and why by Arthur Miller used him in the play. He argues that Miller created the character Loman to represent the many Americans who have developed mental otherness based on their weaknesses at home and their workplaces. By dwelling much on Willy Loman as a character, this article is relevant for my paper because it would present me with a detailed perspective regarding one of the main characters in the play for better analysis.

Bliquez, Guerin. "Linda's Role in Death of a Salesman." Modern Drama 10.4 (1968): 383-386.

In this article, Bliquez argues that Linda Loman had a more forceful role in the play Death of a Salesman than anyone have noted. He states that many analysts have overlooked the role of Linda Loman, particularly in her husband’s pathetic downfall. According to Bliquez, failing to acknowledge her role in the play is like missing one of the most profound levels in the subtle structuring of the tragedy by Arthur Miller. Linda is seen as a facility to prod Willy to his doom, giving the play its direction impetus. The author stipulates that there is more into the Death of a Salesman than just a story. He goes ahead to describe the themes in the play such as family integration in a given social world, resulting from self-blindness and refusal to acknowledge or know other people. He also demonstrates how the fear of responsibilities of knowledge can ruin a family. From the play, Miller renders Linda ironically as the bulwark, and this is going to serve as a turning point in my essay to help me establish the role that Linda played in the play. This article is relevant for use in my essay because it offers a more in-depth examination of the role of Linda in the play that is often overlooked by many.

Erick J. Sterling. Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman. A&C Black, 2008.

In this book, the author covers topics, major and controversial ones that deal with Miller’s cla

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