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  • All My Sons By Miller - 709 words
    All My Sons By Miller In the play "All My Sons", by Arthur Miller, the word father means the personification of goodness and infallibility to Chris Keller. There was a strong relationship between Chris and his father, Joe. Everything Joe had done in his life was for Chris. His entire factory was intended for Chris once he retired. Throughout the play there was question of Joes innocence in the death of 21 pilots, who were flying planes that had parts from Joes factory. Chris strongly believed that his father played no part in those deaths and that the blame lay solely on Joes partner, Herbert Deever. At the end of the play, Chris realization that his father was guilty brings about anger and ...
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  • An Analytical Essay Explaining Why Arthur Miller Wrote The Crucible - 740 words
    An Analytical Essay Explaining Why Arthur Miller Wrote The Crucible Authors often have underlying reasons for giving their stories certain themes or settings. Arthur Miller's masterpiece, The Crucible, is a work of art inspired by actual events as a response to political and moral issues. Set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, The Crucible proves to have its roots in events of the 1950's and 1960's, such as the activities of the House Un-American Committee and the "Red Scare." Though the play provides an accurate account of the Salem witch trials, its real achievement lies in the many important issues of Miller's time that it deals with. Throughout The Crucible, Miller is concerned with consci ...
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  • Arthur Miller And Tennessee Williams, Including A Streetcar Named Desire - 4,340 words
    Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947, film, 1951) and Death of a Salesman (1949). He directed the Academy Award-winning films Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and On The Waterfront (1954), as well as East of Eden (1955), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Splendor in the Grass (1961), and The Last Tycoon (1976). His two autobiographical novels, America, America (1962) and The Arrangement (1967), were turned into films in 1963 and 1968. Bibliography: Koszarski, Richard, Hollywood Directors, 1941-1976 (1977). Jolson, Al -------------------------------- (johl'-suhn) The singer Al Jolson, b. Asa Yoelson in Lithuania, c.1886, d. Oct. 23, 1950, immigrated with his fa ...
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  • Arthur Miller And Tennessee Williams, Including A Streetcar Named Desire - 4,269 words
    ... g the subject matter of Face to Face (1975) overly familiar and rating his English-language The Serpent's Egg (1977) an overall failure. Autumn Sonata (1978) and From the Life of the Marionettes (1980) were critical successes, however, although the latter failed at the box office. Fanny and Alexander (1983), a rich and fantastic portrait of childhood in a theatrical family, was regarded as one of his finest films and won an Academy Award for best foreign language film of 1983. Subsequently, Bergman directed After the Rehearsal (1984), his meditation on a life in the theater. WILLIAM S. PECHTER Bibliography: Bergman, Ingmar, Bergman on Bergman (1973); Cowie, Peter, Ingmar Bergman: A Criti ...
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  • Arthur Miller And View From The Bridge - 730 words
    Arthur Miller And View From The Bridge My initial reaction to the play was absolutely hideous, and my malcontent was vibrant. I felt that reading A View From The Bridge was a tedious waste of time and that the play itself was a trivial piece of literature. I found the play to be neither intriguing nor interesting in the tiniest fashion. The only aspect that I found mildly intriguing was the character of the protagonist, Eddie Carbone, as it miraculously appealed to my passion for psychology. Unfortunately, this enigma of Eddies constitution only guided me through the first act, where after, I was completely annoyed and jaded. The two-act horror is centered on the self-delusion of Eddie Carbo ...
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  • Conventionality Vs Instinct In Daisy Miller And The Awakening - 1,540 words
    Conventionality Vs. Instinct In Daisy Miller And The Awakening. Second Term Essay Henry James's Daisy Miller and Kate Chopin's The Awakening were first published twenty-one years apart, the former in 1878 and the latter in 1899. Despite the gap of more than two decades, however, the two works evince a similarity of thought and intent that is immediately evident in their main themes. Both works display characters whose lives have been governed almost solely by the conventions of their respective societies. Furthermore, both works also attempt to demonstrate to the reader what happens when these conventions are challenged by individual instincts, which more often than not are in direct contrad ...
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  • Conventionality Vs Instinct In Daisy Miller And The Awakening - 1,562 words
    ... gin to make themselves felt. She begins to feel an attraction towards Robert Lebrun, and this becomes the catalyst for her internal struggle between conventionality and instinct. It is unthinkable for Edna, a married woman, to become involved with Robert. Her duty is to her husband and children. Her attraction for Robert, however, is too strong to allow her to simply dismiss him. She begins to contemplate the unthinkable, and thus begins the struggle between the conventions of her world and her new-found instincts. Her rebellion against conventionality does not end with her feeling for Robert, however, but spills over into other facets of her life. Thus Robert becomes the means through w ...
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  • Crucible By Arthur Miller - 1,317 words
    Crucible By Arthur Miller English 11 The Crucible by Arther Miller is a play, first viewed in 1954, about the Salemn Witch Trials. The play takes place in Salemn Massachusetts, which was then a strict Puritan town. This play is not only about the ruined lives and deaths of hundreds of people, but even more so about the selfish greed, apathy, and revenge of people in this small town. These are the main characters of the play. Several of the characters came to many crossroads in their lives and were forced to make some very important decisions. Marry Warren, Reverend Hale, and John Proctor all face big decisions that can change more than their own lives. Marry Warren, under a lot of stress and ...
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  • Crucible By Arthur Miller Appreciation - 1,618 words
    Crucible By Arthur Miller Appreciation Thesis Statement: The purpose is to educate and display to the reader the hysteria and injustice that can come from a group of people that thinks it's doing the "right" thing for society in relation to The Crucible by Arthur Miller. I. Introduction: The play is based on the real life witch hunts that occurred in the late 1600's in Salem, Massachusetts. It shows the people's fear of what they felt was the Devil's work and shows how a small group of powerful people wrongly accused and killed many people out of this fear and ignorance. Also important to the play is how Arthur Miller depicts how one selfish, evil person like Abigail Williams can bring other ...
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  • Crucible By Miller - 356 words
    Crucible By Miller John Proctor was the main character in the play The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. Will the truth set you free? In Proctors case of choosing truth over deceit he was redeemed and set free spiritually. The setting of the play was in the 1690s during The Salem Witch Trials. During the beginning of the play Proctor was a man filled with hypocrisy but, he changed by the completion of the play into a commendable man. In the beginning of the play, John Proctor was a hypocritical man. By example, Proctor was a Puritan who committed the act of adultery. A Puritan was supposed to be upright and holy. Adultery is not a holy act. Furthermore, he did not attend church consistentl ...
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  • Crucible By Miller Victims - 640 words
    Crucible By Miller Victims Boredom and Its Victims in Arthur Millers The Crucible When bored, people tend to portray or act differently to either attract attention or change society. The girls in The Crucible are bored of Puritan life and want to do more to get more fun out of Salem life. Boredom led the girls to perform sins that the Puritan society disagrees with entirely. In The Crucible By Arthur Miller, boredom proves to be a catalyst for murder. The girls in Salem wanted more attention and more out of Puritan life. Being bored by following the strict Puritan society, the girls rebel against the traditional ways by dancing, singing, and laughing at prayer. What the girls hope to accompl ...
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  • Crucible Drama By Miller - 562 words
    Crucible Drama By Miller The Crucible is a drama based upon the 1690's Massachusetts witchcraft trials. The Crucible tells of the havoc wrought in early Salem when some restless young girls claim that witches are taking over the village. Their leader, Abigail Williams, hopes for revenge against Elizabeth Proctor, her past employer. Abby was dismissed from her job because she had an affair with Elizabeth's husband, John. Accusations of witchcraft are made, and many women, including Elizabeth, are arrested. John joins other sensible townspeople to contradict the charges. Charged and imprisoned himself, John must decide whether to live by swearing to a lie, or hang from telling the truth. Eliza ...
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  • Daisy Miller - 849 words
    Daisy Miller Upon Winterbournes return to Vevey, Switzerland, he had been resting on a park bench, conversing with a curious little boy when a beautiful young lady, Daisy Miller, approached. After a brief prattle, the two arranged a days trip to the Castle of Chillon and over the next few months planned on meeting again in Italy. Throughout the story, Winterbourne tries to descry Miss Millers personality and at the same time question her reputation as a flirtatious American girl in the late nineteenth century. Henry James famous novelette, Daisy Miller, is a timeless story depicting what results from the defiance of social customs, ignoring advice pertaining to ones reputation, and finally c ...
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  • Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller - 426 words
    Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller In Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller, the main character, Will Loman, could be considered a tragic hero. A tragedy must have conflict in it. Now only with people, but also in the mind of a character. In Death of a Salesman to A View from the Bridge, it said, " ... not only conflict between people, but at the same time within the minds of the combatants." From this, a tragedy must enlighten the reader, " ... pertaining to the right way of living in the world." In a tragedy, it gives the reader hope that man will overcome his weakness. "It is the glimpse of this brighter possibility that raises sadness." Overall, a tragedy must ensue in a struggle that p ...
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  • Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller 1915 - 1,794 words
    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (1915 - ) Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (1915 - ) Type of Work: Dramatic play Setting New York and Boston; 1949 Principal Characters Willy Loman, a disgruntled traveling salesman Linda, his wife Biff, Willy's favorite and most athletic son Happy, another son Play Overveiw (Like many plays, this one shifts back and forth in time and place. We view much of the Loman family's daily life through the eyes and mind of the father.) Nobody believes more fervently in the American Dream than Willy, yet the dream has somehow eluded him. Now he is sixty years old, a beaten and discouraged traveling salesman, with nothing to show for a lifetime of hard work but ...
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  • Death Of Salesman By Miller - 950 words
    Death Of Salesman By Miller In the first B.C dramatist known as Aristotle started to write a series of plays called the tragedies. They were as follows: the play revolved around a great man, such as a king or war hero, who had a tragic flaw. This flaw would eventually become his downfall and he would fall from his glory. In the case of obvious it was his hubris; and Oedipus, his pride and curiosity. Through out the play the hero has many opportunities to overcome his mistakes. On the other side, the reason that his nature he sarcomas to it and deals with a sever punishment. Even though these types of plays are still written today most authors have varied their loom of writing a tragedy. An e ...
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  • Death Of Salesman By Miller - 918 words
    Death Of Salesman By Miller Death of a Salesman Is Willy Loman a hero or a villain? Willy could not be possibly thought as a hero. There are arguments that support both arguments of Willy being a hero or a villain, but most of them support Willy as being a villain. Willy did not have the friends and contacts that he claimed and emphasized his boys to have. Most of his life became a lie to him and his family. Willy commits many faults that categorize him as a villain. The most important fault was the affair. He might have not wanted to do this on purpose but this does not make him any better. Maybe the affair first started out as a business relationship, but it did not end that way. This affa ...
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  • Death Of Salesman By Miller - 1,858 words
    Death Of Salesman By Miller Thesis: In Arthur Millers, Death of a Salesman, the character of Ben is used as a catalyst to fuel the development of the main character, Willy. The character of Ben in Arthur Millers, Death Of A Salesman, functions as a catalyst to fuel the development of his main character, Willy. Miller uses Ben as an idealistic figure for Willy. Ben is the figure that Willy strives to be like throughout the story. By exploring Bens character, we develop a better understanding of Willys character. We learn Willys personality and character by looking at Bens actions and beliefs. Bens personal morals become Willys rules of life. Throughout the story, Willy strives to be like his ...
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  • Death Of Salesman By Miller - 882 words
    Death Of Salesman By Miller The American dream has been a dream of being able to grow to fullest development. ...Epitomizing the democratic ideals and aspirations on which America had been founded, the American way of life ...developed for the benefit of the simple human being of any and every class." J.T. ADAMS - The epic of America (1938) Playwright Arthur Millers " Death of A Salesman" could be described as a study in the American Dream ideology, a system that at times is indescribably brutal and at other times benevolent. Willy Loman is a product of this ever increasing capitalist society, obsessed with making it, measuring success by popularity and material wealth and unfortunately impr ...
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  • Death Of Salesman By Miller - 320 words
    Death Of Salesman By Miller Author Miller's Death of Salesman. Author Miller's plays are usually associated with real life issues filled with failure and disappointment. Death of a Salesman written in 1949 is no exception. The author's main character, Willy Loman, is a traveling salesman who spends his whole life time trying to find success based on looks and popularity. His brother Ben is a millionaire who owns diamond mines in Africa. Ben offers Willy the chance of a lifetime, but Willy is so stubborn that he declines the offer. After working hard for his whole life, Willy wakes up to realize that he is a failure. On top of all of this, both of his son's despise him. His wife is very lovin ...
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