The Symposium of “Death of a Salesman” consisted of many different authors discussing about Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”. In this Symposium, they included Author Miller into the discussion. I believe that this helped provide more insightful perspective of the novel.
One point that was brought up in the Symposium would be the discussion [...]
The symposium of “Death of A Salesman” is very interesting. It leads me to discover more about the drama, and I was very surprised that a simple story can lead to so many questions. I think the most intriguing part of this symposium is in fact the author of the drama was invited. Very often, [...]
This discussion on a literary program involves the opinions of several writers, including Arthur Miller, about Willy Loman and the play itself.
My overall thought about this symposium is that it is the kind of discussion that never leads to a final conclusion but to even more questions. I think it wasn’t a good idea [...]
Response to “Death of a Salesman”: A Symposium
The first aspect of this essay, “Death of a Salesman”: A Symposium, that impacted me, was due to the fact of how this essay was constructed. For, unlike most conventional essays, this one was structured in the style of a conversation, which overall not only let [...]
My second impression on “Death of a Salesman”.
My first impression of Willy was that he was an arrogant man. Willy would exaggerate about his sales and boast about his son’s (mainly Biff) achievements. Although reading it the second time, I focus on the part which Willy shows his insecurities In front of the other [...]
What I remember from Death of a Salesman is mostly what I remember from the movie version of the play rather than the written version, and in the movie version I mostly remember Willy as volatile and someone who easily lost his temper. So after reading the play for a second time, it’s nice to [...]
On Thursday, the 17th of May; in english class, Mr. Macknight said, “In order to prepare for your exam, you must read Death of a Salesman, not just once. 2 times? You manage to reach the benchmark. 3 times,” he made a gesture with his hands, “is the minimum for you to get a good [...]
Since I have read this play once and fully understand the basic storyline, I was able to pick out some of the new features that I haven’t noticed in the previous time, because at the first time I was busy understanding the storyline and learning the relationships between each character. However as I know mostly [...]
This is my second time reading The Death of a salesman. Majority of people reading this second time will agree with me that second time reading the play, we could see more things that we have not recognized before. For me, it raised me several more questions about Linda. In addition various aspect for Willy [...]
The second time reading through “Death of a Salesman”, it’s actually more helpful than I think it would be. Also, don’t know was it because of the book edition of the play, but somehow I think it gets shorter. As I read through, I figure that I still remember quite a lot thing. When [...]
My second impression on “Death of a Salesman”
I totally sympathize with Willy. It is as if I can totally comprehend the way he feels. Just imagine trying so hard but in the end, failing to achieve what you set out for. I would be so devastated and it would be like my entire [...]
As I read through Death of a Salesman again I realized how useful it actually was to read it one more time. There were a lot of things I hadn’t noticed before, and many things I had forgotten. However, there were a lot of things that were still clear in my mind, and I guess [...]
I don’t know if it’s just me, but while reading ‘Death Of A Salesman’ for the second time, it seemed like it was a great deal shorter than previously. I don’t know whether the cause is, because of the different book or because I have a fair idea of what’s going to happen next. Other [...]
The second time of reading the ‘Death of a Salesman’, I noticed something I had missed last time while I was reading. First of all is the flute. The book started with a large portion of background introduction. ‘ A melody is heard, played upon a flute’. Later, in the book Willy mentioned that his [...]
the moment i saw the movie, i realized that all the setting was unrealistic. the walls are half transparent, the lighting seems unnatural as well. Willy had a problem, he kept drifting in and out of reality. This is what I don’t get, why is he behaving that way? Has Biff done something [...]
I consider that majority of people in the world have thought about the meaning of good life, and what actually a good life is. Past few decades, most of people have considered that a good life must have high social status, high prestige, and be rich. So, having a high social status, reputation and [...]
Just as I finished watching the tragedy, I was able to work out the entire query that I had while watching the play. And it was quite clear that in the begging the actions and conversations between characters actually gave audiences several clues by foreshadowing what would happen at the end of the play. Showing [...]
What is a “good life”?
How do you measure how “good” your life is? Is it by the amount of money you possess? How successful you are? Social Status? Prestige?
Throughout the play Willy would talk about go on about how being success is important and would pressure, Biff, his son to do something important [...]
In the beginning I though that the story processing on slowly, but later on as the story progresses I notice that some part of the dialog in the beginning actually hinted the events that would take place later on in the play.
In the beginning we understand that Willy tends to have hallucination about the [...]
It’s really hard to answer this question, because there’s an infinite amount of possible answers. It’s all based on opinion, and opinions can hardly ever represent authentic answers that are applicable to everyone. Typically, a person has a “good life” when they feel that their life is “good” by either feeling content, fulfilled, happy and [...]
We took 2 lessons to finish watching this play Death of the salesman. Toward this play I feel very impressive. As I said in my first impression, it is distinguished from other kind of tragedy, since this tragedy happens to a person who does not have anything to lose. I quite liked this play regardless [...]
Introduction – Good Life A good life, in a sense, is what a person believes to be a perfect life. Fame, wealth, and pleasure are the themes constantly repeated. Once you acquire fame and wealth, it is very unlikely that you could acquire the third. But happiness, is the base of living a good life. [...]
Death of a Salesman 2
Finally we come to the end of the play. Overall, I have to say that I found this play interesting but at the same time also boring. I know it sounds confusing. However, if you will allow me to explain what I mean, I am sure you might just [...]
3rd post about ‘Death of a salesman’
What is a good life?
What is a good life to you? It might take you a little longer to consider about that question, or you might not even able to answer that question. A good life’s definition varies because we have different dreams and desire, [...]
What’s a good life. I think that is an question no one can ever answer. This is because everyone’s definition of “life” is different. In ‘Death of a Salesman’, Willy thinks, ‘money, admiration,fame’ are the things what makes success. But what is success? I don’t agree with Willy’s definition of “good life”. But if [...]
What makes your life a good life?
Each person has very strict and different views towards what they think a good life is; some people may desire a huge amount of money for their ‘good’ lives, and some would just wish for their happiness and to maintain their good health condition. This is because the [...]
In my first response to the play I would have probably given “Death of a Salesman” on a scale of one to ten a score of four, but now after watching the whole play I would now give the play a score of 6. Even though my personal opinion only slightly improved, from “not good” [...]
I believe that a good life is a life you enjoy living. There is not really any meaning with life, you just have to make the best out of it, the way you want to do it!
In order to have a good life, live the best life you can possibly live and create good [...]
The Worst Story Ever!
Why would anyone want to watch a movie about a man who kills himself?
For starter the movie title doesn’t even let there be a chance of a happy ending as it reads, Death Of a Salesman. Although the main character, Willy, goes from wanting to kill himself because his son [...]
The “Good Life”… Tanned, Rich, and Skinny.
For some this is the “Good Life” as the description above is what most people would say when confronted this question. Although this is a great response, many would argue that this is incorrect and the good life is: spiritual awareness, financially stability, and spending time with family.
2nd impression of ‘’Death of a salesman’’
After watching the movie about ‘’Death of a salesman’’, I have some serious question I’d like to ask Author Miller. In the class, we’ve talked about how he purposely set up the whole play to make it unreal, but doesn’t that means he is disagreeing himself, [...]
After learning the love poetries, our class just began to learn a play ‘Death of the salesman’. I have no idea what it is about; characters of this play, and what it is meant to tell readers. On the first day, we learned about the relationships between each characters and stage directions.
My first [...]
In my blog post on my first impressions I wrote that I thought the movie seemed a little boring, but had some interesting questions I would like to have answered. After watching the whole movie I still think it was a little boring, although less boring then at the beginning. I also got an answer [...]
Despite the fact that Willy has such a unlovable personality, at the end of the movie, the audiences have sympathy for this character. Each one of the character has his own unique qualities. All of them are not perfect. The imperfectness make this play very realistic. The truth is, no one is perfect. In [...]
At first when we began discussing in class the background of “Death of a Salesman” I first thought the tragic element of the play is the fact that a salesman dies. However, now after seeing the play I consider the whole thing to be a tragedy. This is because my first impressions, especially after seeing [...]
My first impression to the death of a salesman is this play is a true portrayal of life. It is a play about a common, or rather an unsuccessful man and his life. From the name of the book, we can tell the salesman, Willy Loman, would die eventually. And then we started to watch [...]
Death Of A Salesman
This dream/realistic setting of “death of a salesman” instantly introduces us to the main character and some of the traits to his personality, as it lets the audience experience the main character in two extremely different ways. Although we haven’t seen how the story develops we can pretty much tell that [...]
My first impression towards ‘Death of Salesman’
‘Death of Salesman’, the title gave me the feeling that this book would be quite tragic, because ‘death’ always represent something miserable.
While reading the stage guide, I was quite surprised by the length of it, because I have never seen such a play that had that much [...]
My first impression of “Death of a Salesman”
The book started off with a page and a half of specific stages directions; this gave me the impression that the book might have a complex plot.
Willy (the main character) is an old man who just came back form work, and he talks about the hallucination [...]
First impression of ‘’Death of a Salesman’’
At first, when I heard from Mr.MacKnight that we are going to read ‘’Death of a Salesman’’ in English class, I was really confused. Death of the salesman? Who’s dead? The salesman? Why? What genre does this book belongs to? For what purpose are we reading this? [...]
Personally I think Death of a Salesman seems a little boring so far. However, we have only watched a little bit of the movie, and only read the stage directions in the book so I might change my mind later!
Even though I find it a little boring there is a part I especially like. [...]
I have only read and watch the first few parts of the story, ‘Death of a Salesman’. However, just by reading and watching the first few parts of the story, I am already able to get a vague idea about who the characters are and also what is going on in the story.
When I [...]