In "death of a salesman" what is the primary motivation of the characters?
if it's for school and you really are interrested then readthe books and don't be lazy.
How does Biff Loman control the plot of Death of a Salesman?
From Shmoop Lit/Character Roles in Death of a Salesman However, Biff is a central character and the only one who shows personal development in the play, bringing him to the forefront. In addition, Willy tries to pass the torch on to his son as he commits suicide, again bringing Biff to center stage, so to speak.
What does Biff Loman represent in Death of a Salesman?
Read it and think. SOrry. Thinking is your job. SOrry
Does Biff Loman of Death of a Salesman have an accent?
Not that I recall. You referring to the movie or stage?
If you had to write an essay about truth in death of a salesman,what would your three body paragraphs be about
WOwww I DUNO WUT YUR TALKIN ABOUT... but some cyco woo is copy n pastein sttuff rote a bigg paragrapghh FYI.
For my money, Death of a Salesman is not imbued with a great deal of foreshadowing, nor is it necessarily in need of such, with the possible exception being Willie’s suicide. It is, however, simply not the kind of story that is built on set-ups and payoffs or needs upcoming events teased in advance.That being said, there are examples of foreshadowing often highlighted in a study of the work. One is Willie’s ultimate resolution by way of suicide being foreshadowed through the automobile accident ahead of Act I.Willie’s angry focus on his wife’s stockings and their mending is seen as foreshadowing the affair he has with the buyer’s secretary at his office — an affair facilitated by his gift to her of stockings.And lastly, the flute. The flute theme ties to the subsequent revelations of Willie’s father’s occupation as a flutemaker as well as the abandonment suffered by Willie when his father deserts the family when Willie was a child.Some point to the gas tubing as foreshadowing Willie’s intentions, but cause and effect information is not really the same as foreshadowing. Me being morose over a bad break-up or getting fired would foreshadow me killing myself. Me buying a gun or length of rope and jotting out a note is not foreshadowing — those are simply informational parts of the process.Of course, the title of the work itself could be seen as foreshadowing, but there are a lot of meanings going on in the title with Willie’s ultimate fate as only one of them.
Anybody know what the connection is with Death of a salesman and mythology?
Quite easy, if you're familiar with mythology. Willy Loman is a traveling salesman. Mercury was the Roman god of trade, profit and commerce, patron of merchants and travelers. Linda Loman is Willy's loyal and loving wife. She supports her husband in all of his [failed] endeavors, and remains the backbone of her family. Juno was an important and powerful figure in Roman mythology; the queen of the gods. In Death of a Salesman, Willy had an affair, and his son Biff walked in on it. Juno's husband Jupiter (or Jove) was known for having many affairs. Biff Loman had the ideal life when he younger: he was the star of his football team in high school with prospective scholarships, he was well liked among his peers, and he never wanted for female attention. He was the guy that others guys wanted to be like, the guy that all the women adored. I believe Willy even compares Biff and his other son, Happy, to Adonis, because they were both good-looking, well liked guys. Adonis was said to be a young, strikingly attractive man in both Greek and Roman mythology, loved by Aphrodite and Persephone, who "fought" over him.
Character Description and Background in Death of a Salesman: Biff Loman?
Looking for someone to do your homework for you, huh?? Sorry, I remember the book and the movie, but I can't remember the details.
I'm answering this on the assumption that you've got a paper/essay/test coming up. I won't answer your question specifically, but I'll give you a tip or two:1) You must define "the American dream". What do you think this is? What are your sources? Come up with a definition that is broad in scope, so you can relate it to other ideas, and also small enough so that you don't put your reader to sleep. 2) You must define all your terms.This can be fun. You can even make up your own terms (ah, lit-crit!). But you must stand behind those definitions one-hundred percent. Take no prisoners. Just believe that you can make any term say whatever you mean it to say, and don't back down.3) Okay. You've got Willy Loman and Holden Caulfield (and outside of your paper, I don't think either of those characters would have much to say to the other). What do they want? (Hint: Holden is in mourning.)When I say, "What do they want?" I mean really, decide what they want. Say it in a sentence, one for each character. (I mean say it/write it to yourself. In your paper you're gonna write wayyyy more than one sentence each.)What do they each have? Now, how does what they have compare/contrast to what they each want?Now, make what Holden wants but doesn't have, and what Willy wants but doesn't have, be essentially the same thing.4) Back to your definition of "the American dream": Whatever large-yet-relatable, central-to-the-human-condition things that Holden and Willy want, no matter what they are, the fact that they don't have them is proof that they embody the "failure of the American dream". 5) Bonus: "According to..." is a fabulous way to start an essay. Example: According to Maya Lin, the American dream is "being able to follow your own personal calling." Go get 'em, kid. Oh, and next time it ain't free.