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Biff's Stealing as a Motif in Death of a Salesman

Summary: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman uses many motifs to make the story a much stronger piece of writing. Many of these Motifs play a big role in shaping the story to this. Arthur Miller uses the reoccurring action of Biff's stealing extremely effectively.
Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman uses many motifs to make the story a much stronger piece of writing. Many of these Motifs play a big role in shaping the story to this. Arthur Miller uses the reoccurring action of Biff's stealing extremely effectively. Along with using Stealing as an important motif, he also encompasses Illusion vs. Reality. From the beginning, Biff had not been taught the difference between right or wrong; Miller uses this to his advantage as each time biff is shown to steal, miller alters his future by showing him the consequences of the action. Biff does not learn about the goodness and evil from his father yet from the actions of stealing.

An example of this motif is seen when biff steals a football from school. Willy does not punish him yet he encourages him and...

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