Полнотекстовый поиск:
Где искать:
только в названии
только в тексте
слова в тексте
только заголовок

Рекомендуем ознакомиться

Остальные работы->Реферат
In the writing of the novel Sense and Sensibility, Austen wrote the novel according to her own passionate feelings. People began to notice her writing...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
Many parents’ major concern today is that their children “stay ahead of the pack”, and keep “an edge” over the competition. For this reason, schools a...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
Most Americans do little or no exercise during work or rest hours. Today there aren?t many jobs requiring intense physical activity. Instead of walkin...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
I am a 16-year-old female athlete at Branford High School. I am a goalkeeper for the soccer team at school and have played number one doubles my fresh...полностью>>

Главная > Реферат >Остальные работы

Сохрани ссылку в одной из сетей:

Death Of A Salesman Analysis Project Essay, Research Paper

Character Analysis Assignment

All of the characters in the performance ?Death of a Salesman? have special traits that are indicative of their personality and literary purpose in the piece. Each serves a particular purpose and symbolizes distinct goals, functions, or qualities. One by one, the author places every character in a specific location to contrast, or emphasize another character?s shortcomings, mistakes, or areas of strength. For example, an author might place the drama?s antagonist in many scenes with the protagonist. This not only creates the plot, but also makes the plot easier to understand. In the same way, Bernard, a character in ?Death of a Salesman?, is placed next to Biff, the protagonist?s son. Biff, is lost in a world created by his dazed father, who instills in him a set of false values, and eventually becomes a failure in his early age. In spite of the fact that Bernard admires Biff and believes he is able to help him prosper, Biff is unable to listen. Bernard also interacts with the protagonist himself, again showing the same traits that are indicative of his character. Bernard, who is a successful student and later a successful attorney, is opposite the characteristics Biff is taught makes a man great.

Our first example of Bernard’s character is his interaction with Biff is in Act I, when the reader infers Bernard is tutoring Biff: ?Biff, Listen Biff, I heard Mr.Birnbaum say that if you don?t start studyin? math he?s gonna flunk you and you won?t graduate. I heard him!” These initial statements, spoken by Bernard, are indicative to the reader of how helpful he tries to be to Biff. He is among the only characters with a sense of reality; the only character that tries to help Biff take concrete, analytical steps to helping him succeed. He understands the consequences of Biff?s actions, and tries to dissuade his directionless ambition towards a more solid goal. ?He?s gotta study Uncle Willy. He?s got regents next week.? ?Just because he printed University of Virginia on his sneakers doesn?t mean they?ve got to graduate him, Uncle Willy.? Once again, this illustrates Bernard is the one of the only characters in tune with reality. He cares for Biff and wants to see him graduate. This is why he is constantly pushing Biff to complete his work.

As Bernard matures, he continues his modest, responsible attitude towards life. The protagonist himself is confronted with Bernard?s character, and comes to terms with the sudden insight his son is no where near as well off as Bernard, even though they were initially given the same opportunities. Now, the reader infers Bernard is an attorney: ?Oh, just a case I’ve got there, [Washington] Willy.? When Bernard describes his Supreme Court case as ?just a case?, the reader sees how admirably modest he is. He has become a great man, as inferred from his lines, without being well liked or extremely handsome. He is a developed gentleman,which the protagonists admires, and confides in Bernard asking him where did his son miscarry.

?But sometimes, Willy, it?s better for a man just to walk away.?

In this last line of advice, given by an adult Bernard to Willy, the protagonist, the reader sees his basic foundation of caring for another person is not destroyed: he still means for the best in what he does and says. He is concerned for the needs of both the protagonist and his son, and proves this by telling Willy to continue with his life and let his son find his own path.

In conclusion, the character traits of the players in ?Death of a Salesman are evident. It is also apparent that they are placed juxtapositionally with each other to highlight the other?s features. The characters? indicative qualities are what makes animates the plot, and makes for a vibrant literary piece.

Загрузить файл

Похожие страницы:

  1. Death Of A Salesman Character Analysis Essay

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    Death Of A Salesman: Character Analysis Essay, Research Paper Willy and ... in the media might project to society today, no ... Loman, the protagonist of Arthur Miller?s Death of a Salesman and Nora Helmer, ... as a result they both project false images to others. From ...
  2. Analysis Of The Ending Of

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    Analysis Of The Ending OfDeath Of A SalesmanEssay, Research Paper Analysis of the Ending ofDeath of a Salesman” The play “Death of a Salesman” shows the final ... to proceed with his old plan by his gross misinterpretation of Biff ...
  3. Song Of The Unsung Antihero Essay Research

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... . Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman starkly illustrates this process ... brief analysis of the precise nature of Willy’s conception of personal ... of a war of all against all, the pursuit of happiness to the dead end of ... to corruption through excess. Thus, while ...
  4. Arthur Miller Essay Research Paper An Analysis

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    Arthur Miller Essay, Research Paper An Analysis of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and The Price ... characters in Arthur Miller’s plays Death of a Salesman and The Price. In ... Loman, in Death of a Salesman,, has lived his life in pursuit of the American ...
  5. A Salesmans Death Essay Research Paper An

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    A Salesmans Death Essay, Research Paper An Analysis of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman When people accept an ... for Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman. In this play Miller ... Loman, in Death of a Salesman, has lived his life in pursuit of the American ...

Хочу больше похожих работ...

Generated in 0.0018730163574219