Death of a Salesman (micro-review)

When Willy Loman says, “Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it, and there’s nobody to live in it.” he’s laying bare the hollowness of American capitialism. Work a job you don’t like, to buy stuff you don’t need, and end up “a hard-working drummer who landed in the ash can like all the rest of them!”¬†Arthur Miller’s masterpiece Death of Salesman¬†was first performed in 1949, but it feels vital to me today, as I grapple to redefine my definition of success in 2017 and beyond.