Death of a Salesman | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Frank Ardolino

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Death of a Salesman.
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Critical Essay by Frank Ardolino

SOURCE: Ardolino, Frank. “Miller's Poetic Use of Demotic English in Death of a Salesman.Studies in American Jewish Literature 17 (1998): 120-28.

In the following essay, Ardolino examines Miller's use of “demotic” language in Death of a Salesman and asserts that Miller heightens the tragic elements of the play “by exploiting the sounds and multiple meanings of simple verbal, visual, and numerical images.”

The level of language of Death of a Salesman has long been a subject of critical discussion. Perhaps because Arthur Miller compared his work to ancient Greek tragedy in which poetic or elevated language was a requirement, early critics responded negatively to Miller's demotic English. T. C. Worsley wrote that the play fails in its “attempt to make a poetic...

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