Death of a Salesman Summary

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  • Death of a Salesman
    • Themes
      • The American Dream
      • Abandoment
      • Betrayal
      • 'Fake life' VS Reality
    • Symbolism
      • Diamonds
        • "I see it like a diamond, shining in the dark. hard a rough, that I can pick up and touch in my hand""
      • Seeds
        • "Carrots...quarter inch apart"
      • Stockings
        • "I won't have you mending stockings in this house"
      • Rubber Hose
        • "All right phony! Then let's lay it on the line" [He whips the rubber tube out of his pocket and puts it on the table]
    • Characters
      • Biff Loman- Used to be football star, now a "lazy bum" who dreams of owning his own ranch in the countryside.
      • Happy Loman - Biff's brother who is less successful and is enthusiasticabout Biff's dream to move but he is realistic about himself.
      • Linda Loman- She worries about Willy because she knows she cannot help him achieve his goals but she tries to share in his ideals.
      • Willy Loman- An exhausted salesman who believes in dreams and has high expectations for himself and his family.


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