Death of a Salesman

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A Tragic Hero in Arthur Millers “Death of a Salesman” Tragedy was a very controversial issue in literature until recent years. Recent figures in literature have set a clear definition for tragedy. Author Miller is one of these figures. Plays and novels have distinguished the definition of tragedy. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary tragedy is a serious piece of literature typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force and having a sorrowful …

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…a Salesman also meets Miller’s requirements for a tragic play because of Willy’s role in the novel along with the other standards that Miller sets for a tragedy. This story is related to in recent times, concerning the aptitude for salesman, and the amount of pressure a traveling salesman is put through in his job, and home life. The exploration of tragedy by people such as Miller helps to define it more clearly.