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Death of a Salesman

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Author: Arthur Miller
Key Words: Classics, Plays, Pulitzer Prize Winner

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Book Description:

Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity—and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room.


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Sexual Content

Lust - 6 Incidents

“Sexuality is like a visible color on him, or a scent that many women have discovered.”

“But then, it’s what I always wanted. … plenty of women.”

“But take those two we had tonight. Now weren’t they gorgeous creatures?”

A father mentions his son’s many women.

“And any babe you want just say the word…”

A womanizer can just “sense” when a woman walks into a room. He flirts with her.

Making Out/Sex - 5 Incidents

Two brothers joke crudely about women, referencing conversations they’ve had about women and mention their “first time.”

Crude joke about “knockin’” women over like bowling pins.

A man is having an affair with a woman.

A man is at a hotel with a woman (on-going affair) and his teenage son arrives and finds out. (She is in a slip).

“Did you have to go to women tonight? You and your lousy rotten whores!”

Miscellaneous - 4 Incidents

Sometimes a man wants to just rip his clothes off and outbox a merchandise manager.

A woman went on a date with a man (implying more) even though she’s to be married in five weeks. The guy admits to “ruining” several women who were engaged/married.

“He’s too rough with the girls … All the mothers are afraid of him!”

Mentions “chippies”


Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 39 Incidents

h*ll, d*mn, d*mned

Anatomical Terms - 2 Incidents


Scatological Terms - 1 Incident


Religious Profanities - 54 Incidents

My God, godd*m, godd*mmit, for God's sake, Jesus, Almighty God, Christ's sake, swear to God, God knows

Derogatory Terms - 6 Incidents

son-of-a-b*tch, b*st*rd, b*st*rds

Violence - None

Conversation Topics - 3 Incidents

Some characters smoke cigarettes.

There is some drinking, bourbon, wine, champagne.

A family finds out that their father has been trying to commit suicide. He finally goes through with it at the end of the play

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