Journal #2 for Death of a Salesman
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?