Even after at least thirty-five years of marriage to Willy, his wife is still clueless about her husband. She cannot understand what made him commit suicide. Requiem Meet the Lomans. Willy is a salesman.
We are neither affiliated with the author of this essay nor responsible for its content. In the play, " Death of a Salesman"Arthur Miller depicts a typical dysfunctional family. This is Arthur Miller's best-known and most important problem play. It is a symbolic and in part expressionistic, and it challenges the American values concerning success.
Willy Loman is a salesman who after thirty-four years of being on the road, is slowly starting to deteriorate physically as well as mentally. Upon his being fired, Willy tries to understand why he has failed as a salesman, a father, and as a husband. The word "dysfunction" defined according to The American Heritage Dictionary is "abnormal or impaired functioning".
This definition paints a perfect picture of the daily goings on in the Loman household. It can be said that the Lomans are a dysfunctional family due to the lack of communication, respect, and values.
The basis for a good relationship is constant communication. Communication was something the Lomans did not practice often, and when they did, it usually ended in a shouting match. Willy has extremely poor listening skills, which is the key component in communication.
He constatnly talks over people, and always interrupts whoever is speaking. When Willy went to talk to Howard about getting a job in New York, and not traveling anymore was a perfect example of Willy's poor communication skills. Whenever Howard would start to say anything that Willy didn't think was in his favor, Willy would talk over Howard.
Page 2 When Howard left Willy alone in the office to greet other people outside, Willy acknowledged this to himself, saying "What the hell did I say to him?
My God, I was yelling at him! This is a perfect example of Willy's lack of communication skills. It's well known that parents' behavior influences their children. So it's no surprise that Biff lacks communication skills also.
Everyone in the family has a habit of interrupting one another as evidenced in this exchange between Biff and Linda talking about Willy's car accidents: Linda simultaneously with Biff What did you say?
I just said what woman? This is a typical conversation in the Loman household; interrupting each other, not listening to each other, and lack of interest in what one another are saying.
Their lack of communication is again apparent when Willy is getting ready for bed with Linda, and he's instructing Biff on his conduct in his meeting with Bill Oliver the next day.
Linda cuts him off, and Willy responds "Will you let me talk? Biff then tells Willy not to yell at Linda, which Willy responds to angrily and sarcastically " I wasn't talking, was I? This is a common path conversation takes with any of the Lomans. All this points Page 3 to their lack of communication, which will breed dysfunction in any atmosphere, especially in a family.
Problems communicating and a lack of respect are direct influences on each other. Lack of respect for each other is another reason why the Lomans are a dysfunctional family. Willy's lack of respect for his wife is obvious, due to the fact that he cheats on her during his business trips and thinks nothing of it.
When he's caught cheating on Linda by Biff, Willy explains it's because he gets lonely, and tells Biff "when you grow up, you'll understand about these things. You mustn't overemphasize a thing like this.
Willy only cared that he was caught, he didn't think there was anything wrong with the cheating itself. Further, more convincing evidence of the lack of respect existing in the family occurred when Willy met Happy and Biff at the restaurant the day of Biff's meeting with Bill Oliver.
This was also the day Willy was fired by Howard. Willy strated having one of his dilusional episodes, and went into the bathroom.Death of a Salesman is a play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.
The play premiered on Broadway in February , running for performances, and has been revived on Broadway four times, winning three Tony Awards for Best Revival. It is . According to Arthur Miller’s novel, Death of a Salesman, the interaction of Willy and his sons, Happy and Biff, shows that family ties usually are connected either physically or emotionally in some way or another.
Arthur Miller's Biff in Death of a Salesman. Biff is an intricately structured individual who is not the slightest bit easy to figure out.
Willy and the rest of the Loman family reveal the idealistic and fallaciously structured depiction of Biff. However, Biff's behavior is indicative of someone. Death of a Salesman In the play “Death of a Salesman” the major character was the father Willy Loman.
He was the father of two sons Biff and Buddy Loman and a busy business man who had a dream that he wanted to pursue.
In Arthur Miller’s drama, “Death of a Salesman” the protagonist is a sixty-year-old salesperson by the name of Willy Loman. Willy suffers from self-delusion and is obsessed with the desire to succeed. In the play, " Death of a Salesman", Arthur Miller depicts a typical dysfunctional family.
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