Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

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  • Tragic Hero
  • Hamartia
  • Hubris
  • I don't want your godamn job!
  • Willy tries to be like Uncle Ben who is successful in realizing the American Dream.
  • Peripeteia
  • I don't want you to represent us
  • Willy Loman's tragic flaw is his denial. The denial that he has both used, and suffered from, from the earliest stages of his life.
  • Anagnorisis
  • He wouldn't take the job Charley offered him
  • Catharisis
  • and it does take a great kind of man to break the jungle
  • Willy's poor job performance, and his job outbreak in the office that got him fired. He is unable to provide for his family
  • Willy's failure to have this moment before his death is what keeps him from being an anagnorisis character.
  • Finally, unsuccessful to even get in to see his old boss, Biff snaps and tells his father how things truly are in his life. This catharsis removes an enormous weight from Biff's shoulders so he can stop trying to be what his dad wants him to be
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