Death of a Salesman Essay

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Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to go to a play with my Intro to Art class. This play was called Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller has written a lot of plays that have been very popular. So I was very intrigued to see some of his work. However, the title did not make me very excited to see it. It sounds very depressing, and in fact, it was depressing. I had mixed emotions about this play while watching it. Death of a Salesman was a very interesting play that did not keep me on the edge of my seat, but rather confused and bored. My most memorable moment of the play was when he actually died in the car accident. The lights got super bright and caught my attention. The whole audience reacted when that happened and everyone was definitely wide-awake after the bright lights flashed in your face. That was definitely the most memorable moment. I am not very biased when it comes to plays but this specific play I was not a fan of. The main reason being I was confused and bored. It took me a very long time to finally figure out that he was flashing back to past memories in certain scenes. I finally connected to yellow lighting with the flashbacks and it started to make sense. It also was very dull dialogue. I found the humor to be very dry, and the conversation uninteresting leaving me daydreaming during scenes. I thought the play was going to be more exciting and fast paced but rather it was quite slow and “never-ending” as many of my fellow peers said. Overall, I thought the story was a creative concept, but lacked a certain excitement I was hoping to see. I thought the acting was great, and almost felt bad that they had put so much time and effort into a play that was quite dull in my opinion. I also was not a fan of the all the African American cast. It made the story different than the author had originally intended. Since this was my first time seeing it, I thought the loss of his job might have had something to do with his race not his business skills. The production they put on was seamless, nothing I noticed went wrong or staggered. The design and