DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.04.004
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Marsela Turku

Abstract: The most persistent criticism about the play Death of a Salesman (1949) concerns the issue of genre and its constituents: Is it a tragedy?! If yes, to what extend is it a tragedy? Miller himself considered the play to be the tragedy of the common man, as he presents his idea on tragedy as a genre and his idea of the tragic hero in his essay "Tragedy and the Common Man" (1942), but for a group of critics it is not a tragedy but to others and to the author, it is the tragedy of the man who tries to survive in th…

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