Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

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Compare Death of a Salesman to the story, "A Rose for Emily".

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Both works differ in setting, subject matter, and plot, but they share similar themes. The protagonists in both works, also, suffer from delusions and have experienced traumatic events in their lives, which have dramatically altered their futures and affected their mental health. Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" allegorically represents the decline of the Old South by chronicling the life of the reclusive, mentally ill protagonist , Emily Grierson. Emily Grierson is a tragic figure who grew up in an aristocratic household and suffered under her father's authoritative guardianship when she was a young woman. Once Emily's father passed away, she initially refused to acknowledge his death and remained inside her home until she began dating a Northerner named Homer Barron. Emily's mental illness is revealed by her decision to murder Homer Barron, her refusal to leave her home, and her unwillingness to let go of the past. After her funeral, the citizens of Jefferson discover that Emily had been...

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