Death Of A Salesman ( CharacterS)
?Death of a Salesman? is a play that occurs over a 36-hour period. The play is
organized into two different plots. The present day plot is in 1949 and the second plot,
which are flashbacks, takes place in 1933. The Lomans live in Brooklyn in a house that
they almost have paid off. The drama starts when Biff comes home from New York City to move
back in with his parents.
In this play there are two protagonists and two antagonists. Since there are two plots in the play, they both have a protagonist and an antagonist. One plot is in 1949 and the other is in 1933. In 1949 the protagonist is Willy and the antagonist is Biff. Willy undergoes a change at the end of Act II, when he realizes that Biff really loves him. ?Isn?t that remarkable Biff- he likes me!? (Miller 1070). Willy never knew if Biff liked him or not. Biff is the antagonist because he expressed to his father that even though they do not get along, he still does love him. In 1933, Willy is the antagonist and Biff is the protagonist. Biff was a star football player in high school, with scholarships, but
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