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Death Of A SalesmanThe play Death Of A Salesman the brainchild of Arthur Miller was transformedand fitted to the movie screen in the year 1986 The play itself is set inthe house of Willy Loman and tells the melancholy story of a salesman whomis in deep financial trouble and the only remedy for the situation is tocommit suicide In the stage production of this tale the specific lightingset and musical designs really give the story a strong undertow of depressionAnd logically the screen and stage productions both differ greatly in regardsto the mood they set Moreover the movie production can do many things thatjust cannot be done on stage with reference to the setting of course Togeneralize the play gives us a good hard look at the great American Dreamfailing miserably However the combination of both the stage and screenproductions accurately depict the shortcomings of the capitalist society Death of a Salesman specifically focuses on four charactersthe first being the main character Willy Loman his wife Linda and theirtwo sons Hap and Biff Loman As mentioned the focal point of this play isWilly Loman a salesman in his early sixties Throughout the story we aretold the hard life emotions and triumphs of Willy the salesman Early inthe play we learn that he has recently been demoted to working for commissionwhich later in the playon par with his luck translates into Willy gettingfired As the plot unfolds we discover that Willy had a rich brother whorecently died named Ben whom Willy looked upon with great admiration forbecoming extremely wealthy and the ripe old age of 21 However Willy alsobecomes very depressed when Ben leaves the fact being that he re-realizesthe meagerness of his own life and that he is still making payments on allof his possessions Willy then comprehends that bye the time his worldlypossessions are paid forthey shall no longer be of any use For examplethe Loman house has become virtually unnecessary now that
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