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E3: Death of a Salesman
Transcript of E3: Death of a Salesman
Is it ever to tell the truth? to tell a lie? RIGHT Is it ever WRONG Willy Linda Biff Happy Charley
The Woman Ben
Bill Oliver The Lomans Supporting Characters The American Dream Settlers and Puritans
The Harlem Renaissance The Great Gatsby
20th Century Women
Modernists "Maybe it's the steering. "I'm vital in New England." "Maybe it's your glasses." "Biff is a lazy bum!"
"There's one thing about Biff -- he's not lazy." "About five hundred women would like to know what was said in this room." "His eyes are going." "Maybe he's colorblind." "I'll get him a job selling." "When I went north the first time, the Wagner Company didn't know where New England was!" What types of lies do these characters tell? LINDA WILLY HAPPY BIFF Why do each of these characters tell them? what happens to a DREAM deferred? WHY DO WE TELL LIES? TO GET WHAT WE WANT
TO IMPRESS PEOPLE
TO DECEIVE OURSELVES
TO DECEIVE OTHERS WHAT TYPE OF LIES DO YOU TELL? WHAT I WANT TO IMPRESS PEOPLE TO DECEIVE OTHERS TO DECEIVE ME DREAM a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary a strongly desired goal or purpose DELUSION at what point does a DREAM become a DELUSION? lies... Willy Happy ... and consequences. Linda Biff SALARY COMMISSION which would you rather? which is "more fair?" What does Willy plan to do involving Howard?
What does Biff plan to do involving Bill Oliver?
What's the latest development with the rubber hose? Act I Recap Willy Linda Biff Happy LIES WHY? UNIT EXAM There will be 15 quotes from the play.
Identify 10 of these quotes.
Context (who they're talking to/when)
Significance (why this quote matters) OPEN BOOKS.
OPEN NOTES. WRITING ASSIGNMENT 1-2 pages
(properly formatted, double spaced and printed)
Discuss the nature of Parent / Child relationships
(Healthy? Productive? Strained? Confusing? Etc.)
Identify a theme that connects each of these relationships
MUST INCLUDE TEXT EVIDENCE and info about: TYPED COPY DUE
TUESDAY, MAY 28. Biff Loman
Sylvia Plath "Death of a Salesman"
"Daddy" ( )