Death of a Salesman | Critical Essay by Frank Ardolino

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Death of a Salesman.
This section contains 5,261 words
(approx. 18 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Frank Ardolino

Critical Essay by Frank Ardolino

SOURCE: Ardolino, Frank. “‘I'm Not a Dime a Dozen! I am Willy Loman!’: The Significance of Names and Numbers in Death of a Salesman.Journal of Evolutionary Psychology (August 2002): 174-84.

In the following essay, Ardolino evaluates the role that repeated patterns of letters, names, and numbers play in Death of a Salesman, arguing that Miller uses these patterns to “create an expressionistic juxtaposition of the past and present and desire and guilt in Willy's disordered mind.”

In Death of a Salesman, Miller's poetic use of demotic English, the level of language which characters speak and which describes their actions and environment, creates the play's tragic dimension.1 To achieve the depths of tragedy, Miller expands the ordinarily limited expressive capabilities of demotic English by exploiting the sounds and multiple meanings of...

(read more)

This section contains 5,261 words
(approx. 18 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Frank Ardolino
Follow Us on Facebook