Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

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Adding Machine, The ( Rice), 59-60, 61
Adonis-figure, Biff Loman as, 101-2
Adonis myth: in Death of a Salesman, 100-102, 103; Frazer on, 102
Adultery Willy Loman and, 5, 23, 26, 29-30, 40, 44, 79, 80, 96, 101, 116, 117
"Adventure" [computer game], 90-91
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 13
After the Fall ( Miller), 37, 51-52, 95, 103, 121, 122; compared to Death of a Salesman,25, 80
Agrarianism vs. urbanism, in Death of a Salesman, 100
Albee, Edward, 15; The Zoo Story, 1
Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode ( Fletcher), 77, 78
All My Sons ( Miller), 1, 3, 8, 9, 48-49, 120; Death of a Salesman compared to, 19-21; historical context of, 113; Ibsen's influence on, 19-20, 21, 23; Miller on, 114
All the King's Men ( Warren), 3
Alsing, Carl, 90-91, 92, 93
American drama: American values presented in, 59, 72, 74-75, 94; business as theme in, 59-60; compared to American poetry and fiction, 12; Kernan on, 2-3; mythic patterns in, 7-8; suffering as theme in, 7
American literature, Emerson's influence on development of, 3
American values: Benjamin Franklin and, 52-53; as presented in American drama, 59, 72, 74-75, 94; as presented in Death of a Salesman, 25-26, 31-33, 39, 41, 43, 44, 5054, 57, 78, 80, 81, 115, 121, 125; Protestant work ethic, 59-61, 72, 73
Anouilh, Jean Marie, 11
Aristotle: Miller and, 17; On Poetry and Style, 99
As I Lay Dying ( Faulkner), 3
Atkinson, Brooks, on Death of a Salesman, 61
Beck, Julian, Paradise Now, 60
Beckett, Samuel, Waiting for Godot, 118
Bentley, Eric, on Death of a Salesman, 125
Bigsby, C. W. E, Confrontation and Commitment, 61
Bliquez, Guerin, on Death of a Salesman, 78
Brecht, Bertolt, 19; Miller on, 12
Buechner, Georg, Woyzeck, 40
Business, as theme in American drama, 59-60
Camus, Albert, 11
Carbone, Eddie ( A View from the Bridge), compared to Willy Loman, 49, 102
Caretaker, The ( Pinter), 3
Carlin, George S., The Power of Enthusiastic Selling, 60, 66
Carnegie, Dale, 32, 37, 65; How to Win Friends and Influence People, 87

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