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message 1: by Cheri (new)

Cheri Excellent review as is, Annet! Loved reading your thoughts on this.

message 2: by William (new)

William Thank you for the review!

message 3: by Annet (new)

Annet Cheri wrote: "Excellent review as is, Annet! Loved reading your thoughts on this." Thanks Cheri! I see in the reviews not everyone is a fan of this book. It is an impressive story in my opinion. Happy weekend!

message 4: by Annet (new)

Annet William wrote: "Thank you for the review!" Thanks William, have a great weekend!

message 5: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana great review Annet! :)

message 6: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Oh my, Annet! Awesome review - and it brings back memories as I first read this sometime during high school. I would love to read it again from this side of my life span. 😁

message 7: by Canadian (new)

Canadian We had to read this terribly grim play in high school (years ago!) Why, exactly? (To dampen youthful enthusiasm?) Yes, it’s a classic, but you’re right: it is not a happy story. I’ve never felt any temptation to reread it, but I seem to recall a line about the refrigerator breaking down before (or just when) you’ve paid it off. That struck me as quite the statement about adult life. Is there, in fact, any such line, Annet? And “Biff”— the oddness of the name! Anyway, I did enjoy your review, and from the excerpt you provided, I think you understand the themes very well!

message 8: by Annet (last edited Jun 24, 2018 02:46AM) (new)

Annet Hi Canadian,
yes, the case of the refrigerator breaking down just before final payoff is symbolic for the bleakness of this story. In The Netherlands we had to read other (sometimes equally gruesome)literary works. I never read Death of a Salesman until recently. Do see it's a grand classic, a dark one... Thanks for your observations, spot on I think. Probably nobody will say "I enjoyed it', but would say, '' it's impressive and intriguing". I would....

message 9: by Jamison (last edited Dec 20, 2018 09:19AM) (new)

Jamison Of course, the story being told does not need to end happily for it to be a classic work. The story itself is not supposed to be happy, but a look into the feeling of abandonment. especially from the part in the story were willy gets cast aside and fired for years of loyal service at his job in sales. which is one of the sadist things seen before the end of the story. adding more to the overall feel Author Miller was going for. that not everything can have a happy story or ending and it doesn't need to.

message 10: by Rhys (new)

Rhys Lane I completely agree with you on every subject you said about this book.Because the story through out has been a roller coster of up and downs for this family until the final down for them.My faviorite part was when biff finaly realized that his life was a lie and he wasn't who everyone said he was.

message 11: by Carol (new)

Carol SUPER review Annet! Just finished and I think I need to re-read too! So many flashbacks! 😊

message 12: by Grayson (new)

Grayson Good review. The story is pretty depressing but I understand why lots of people see this as a classic.

message 13: by Breanna (new)

Breanna Black I agree with the whole concept of your explanation.

message 14: by Kim (new)

Kim Great review, Annet. Absolutely love this play - studied it for A-level at college and been to see performances of this and several other Miller plays. A wonderful playwright.

message 15: by Annet (new)

Annet Thanks Kim! A tough one, but a true classic!

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