Does "Death of a Salesman" exemplify the use of Realism? Why?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 4:51 am ad1c9bdddf
According to the Free Dictionary.com (2012), realism is defined as "The representation in art or literature of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are, without idealization or presentation in abstract form." In Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman, this is very relevant as the entire work is about the life of a typical family that faces everyday challenges. Every character in this play faces a real problem that the everyday person faces including financial difficulties, family conflict, and dealing with a suicide.
Willy Loman, for example, wants to achieve the American dream and to see his children have more than he did, so he does everything that he can to achieve this. Unfortunately, it was too much for Willie and, when he did not succeed at this, he took his own life in the end. This is an example of realism because this sort of ...
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