Realism In Death Of A Salesman

Realism may be defined as an attempt to reproduce the surface, appearance of the life normal people have in everyday situations.(Kennedy 1410). Basically realism is a situation that normal people can relate to based on their own experiences. Realism is extremely prevalent in the play Death of a Salesman. The characters in the play have real world problems. Lack of money is one of the problems, which is a problem for many people. There are also many conflicts within the family; related to each character's definition of success.

Willy Loman also wants his children to have a better life than he has and tries to do everything he can so they will have a better life, including ending ...

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much he had made, but she would then point out how much they owed on everything. Willy then felt overwhelmed and said “My God, if business don’t pick up I don’t know what I’m gonna do!” (1650). Linda would then reassure Willy and tell him “Well, next week you’ll do better” (1650). Many people in real life have this same problem. Every time they feel they are getting ahead financially, a problem occurs and they find themselves right back where they started.

Most people also have to deal with problems and conflicts within their family throughout their life. Family problems were not exempt from the characters in Death of a Salesman. Biff’s idea of success was completely opposite from Willy’s. Willy viewed success as achieving money and power; Biff however viewed success in life as being happy. Biff realized that “I’m just what I am, that’s all” (1703). Biff realized he was “a dime a dozen” (1703), but his father could not accept this reality. ...

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Added: 3/3/2016 09:01:30 PM
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