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Textbook Pg # 1709-1775

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

For this discussion, write about one of the following topics:

  1. How does the play depict Willy Loman's mental processes, the inside of his mind? What devices are used to achieve such an effect (e.g., set changes, flashbacks, imaginary dialogue, imaginary characters, etc.)? Cite specific examples and what effects they have on the play.
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  2. How does Willy's innate sense of excessive pride (hubris) manifest in the play? Cite specific examples.

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  • You must use full sentences and proper grammar.
  • Remember that you are writing an objective analysis, not a personal opinion or review. To that end, you should be using the third person.

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Running head: SENSE OF EXCESSIVE PRIDE

Sense of Excessive Pride
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SENSE OF EXCESSIVE PRIDE

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In the textbook, pride is used to function as a means of self-deception as well as a coping
mechanism. The Lomans, especially Willy, are tremendously proud although the basis for their
pride is not at all founded in reality. On his side, Willy is pleased and celebrates his surprising
success in business. He also praises his son’s accomplishments while the Lomans continue to
struggle financially. Willy i...


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