Death of a Salesman | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Steven R. Centola

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Death of a Salesman.
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Critical Essay by Steven R. Centola

SOURCE: Centola, Steven R. “Family Values in Death of a Salesman.CLA Journal 37, no. 1 (September 1993): 29-41.

In the following essay, Centola characterizes Death of a Salesman as a modern tragedy, drawing focus to how Willy Loman's core values of family and self exert an indelible force on his relationship with his son Biff.

Studies of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman invariably discuss Willy Loman's self-delusion and moral confusion in relation to Miller's indictment of the competitive, capitalistic society that is responsible for dehumanizing the individual and transforming the once promising agrarian American dream into an urban nightmare.1 While Miller clearly uses Willy's collapse to attack the false values of a venal American society, the play ultimately captures the audience's attention not because of...

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