Struggle in Pain and Desperation: an Analysis of the Tragic Image of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman

Bao-hua LI


Arthur Miller was one of the most famous playwrights after Eugene O’Neil in modern America. His masterpiece Death of a Salesman successfully characterized a tragic image——Willy Loman. His tragedy is not only personal, but also the tragedy of family relationship and American dream.
Key words: Death of a Salesman, tragic image, American dream
Résumé Arthur Miller est l’un des plus connus dramaturges après Eugene O’Neil dans la scène dramatique américaine. Il campe avec succès le personnage tragique Willy Loman dans son chef-d’oeuvre Mort d’un commis-voyageur. La tragédie de Willy Loman n’est pas seulement une tragédie personnelle, mais également la tragédie de la relation familiale et celle du rêve américain.
Mots clés : Mort d’un commis-voyageur, l’image tragique, le rêve américain
摘 要 亞瑟•米勒是當代美國劇壇繼奧尼爾之後最著名的劇作家之一。他在其代表作《推銷員之死》中成功地塑造了威利•洛曼這一悲劇形象。威利 •洛曼的命運悲劇不僅是其個人的悲劇 ,也是家庭關係的悲劇 ,更是美國夢的悲劇。

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