Journal #2 for Death of a Salesman

Complete the following assignment for Tuesday, March 8.

Pesky Flutes--Answer all of the following questions.

  • Aside from using "transparent" walls as a technique to indicate shifts from reality to "fantasy"/"memory," Miller also draws on music in this play to trigger shifts.  What kinds of music are associated with what shifts in the play?  (i.e., What is the meaning of the flute music heard at various points throughout the play?)
  • Why is it significant that Willy's father was supposedly a flute maker and salesman?