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Life is a challenging thing and only the bravest are able to survive until their time is fully served Along with life comes many obstacles and with those obstacles come emotional setbacks Many people face traumatic experiences that play out through their adult personalities and often wonder where their behavior may have derived from A perfect example comes from the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller The Loman family is a flawless example of psychoanalytic theory because of their experiences and way of life Though one may find Death of a Salesman to be examined as Marxist theory psychoanalytic theory is able to demonstrate social conditioning throughout the play To begin during Death of a Salesman the reader may start to notice Willys irrational and impractical outbursts Psychoanalytic theory is a type of emotional problem that each person will deal with from time to time in some given point or situation in a moment of their life Tyson The first concept that stems from psychoanalytic theory is from family How a persons personality is as an adult depends on the emotional experiences that they went through as a child or growing up in their life From Tysons point of view he describes psychoanalytic theory being more interested in a persons problems rather than their overall strengths or achievements Tyson For instance in the play Willy is having another flash back he is talking to his brother Ben Willy was just a small child when his father left so he doesnt have many memories of what he looks like or what he used to do Willy asked his brother to explain about his father to him and his boys Happy Biff Ben then explains how their father used to travel to different states and sell flutes that he would make which is one of the memories that Willy does have because he remembers high music being played Here is an underlining example of
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