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Human emotions are something that we seldom find a way to express clearly from simple hand gestures to a disgusted face To understand his novel more thoroughly Arthur Miller uses the most understandable method of comprehension music to express the emotions of the characters in his play Death of a Salesman The characters Willy Linda Biff Happy and Ben have a certain style of music and instruments portraying them to show the reader what type of emotional person they are The beginning of the play starts with a soft sweet flute medley that announces Willys gradual trek home from Yonkers This slow tune of confusion ends abruptly as Willy comes home and tells of his troubles in Yonkers This sentimental sound is heard once more during Bens first visit to Willys house His story of father and his flute-making business sets a warm tone only to be wrecked by Bens action of throwing Biff a young curious boy to the ground helplessly The final performance of this tune is heard at Willys sad funeral where Linda pays her respects to her well-liked husband Ending on a sad note the flute appears in time of odd emotions In the beginning of the play a state of confusion is felt During Bens visit a state of pride is felt At the end a state of loneliness is felt leading the reader to think if there is an ironic relationship between the flute representing Willys father leaving early and Willys sad end The play has a sense of joy in it Willys flashbacks always occur toward the same time where the Lomans were happy Starting with Biffs football days in high school The music in those scenes would make anyone feel like they were on top of the world just like Biff and Willy felt Then comes Ben Ben is Willys savior Always acting like a parental figure Ben was Willys answer to everything A pure
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