A Dramatic Artist of Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller

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      Miller had a definite social vision. He did not find it difficult to interrelate social and psychological mechanisms. He was of opinion that main object of drama is to reveal human motives regardless of form.

      Modifications in Miller’s dramatic art. Miller showed sufficient concern for his dramatic technique; his methods underwent many modifications. He changed his artistic strategies.

      Miller’s realistic situations. His stylistic modes were threefold. These three modes are the realistic, the expressionistic and the rhetorical.

      His realistic methods based upon articulation of ethical judgment. Miller wished to enrich the realistic style with an evaluation of life. Miller’s purpose as a dramatist was to arouse love or hatred for that social and economic system.

      The significance of the expressionistic techniques in Miller’s plays. The expressionistic methods enable the dramatist to reproduce the psychological immediacy of past events. In Death of a Salesman he employed the expressionistic technique with the purpose of faint characterization rather than for demonstration which the Germans used it.

      Miller’s dissatisfaction with the expressionistic technique in the later plays. Miller had to curtail his exploration of subjective processes. He returned to a more objective frame of reference in his later plays.

      Miller’s symbolic images. Miller recognizes that most of his symbolic images are drawn from simple life.

      Miller’s dialogue. His dialogue swings between extremes of brilliance and insipidity. The reflection on the meaning of Willy's existence by Biff Loman and Charley provide a fine example of this type of dialogue.

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