What are some of the symbols in Death of a Salesman?

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What are some of the symbols in "Death of a Salesman?"

Symbols in "Death of a Salesman"

Through various literary and dramatic devices, Arthur Miller illustrates the failure of a man's dream (for himself, as well as his son) in his classic 1949 play "Death of a Salesman."

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Arthur Miller uses symbolism throughout "Death of a Salesman." Examples of symbols include:

  1. Stockings: these represent Willy's infidelity...

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Literary Devices in Death of a Salesman

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Chapter 11 / Lesson 25
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Arthur Miller uses a number of literary devices in his play ''Death of a Salesman.'' Explore the literary devices of foreshadowing, flashback, symbolism, and motifs in the play to understand how Miller conveys the deeper themes of the story.


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