Glengarry Glen Ross Questions and Answers

Glengarry Glen Ross

The salesmen in David Mamet's acclaimed play Glengarry Glen Ross are bilking the public by selling them land that could be completely worthless or worth only a fraction of what they paid. It is...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Glengarry Glen Ross

A great number of business lessons can be learned from this play, although a lot of them are really no-brainers. One cannot, for example, tell your sales team that whoever performs lowest is going...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 4:57 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Glengarry Glen Ross

One of the many surprises in David Mamet's excellent play Glengarry Glen Ross is Ricky Roma's revelation of his crafty and venal character at the very end. Roma has pretended to share in Shelly...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Glengarry Glen Ross

I think one of the things that motivated David Mamet to write Glengarry Glen Ross was the fact that salesmen make excellent characters because they are fairly ordinary people but they are more...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2014 5:46 am UTC

2 educator answers

Glengarry Glen Ross

When Shelly Levene comes into the office elated after having sold $82,000 worth of land to Bruce and Harriett Nyborg, Ricky Roma praises and flatters him, encouraging him to talk all he wants about...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Glengarry Glen Ross

David Mamet was influenced to write Glengarry Glen Ross out of a serious interest in the kind of people who quietly go about their lives, performing “regular” jobs, and who endure indignities large...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2014 11:02 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Glengarry Glen Ross

Shelley "The Machine" Levene, as his nickname suggests, used to be a hot-shot salesman back in the day. But like Willy Loman, his best days are well and truly behind him. Both men have become...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2019 4:53 am UTC

3 educator answers

Glengarry Glen Ross

The above answer is excellent. It might also be added that Roma should learn to save his money for old age, or for a rainy day, or both. Like a lot of salesmen, Roma seems to have an attitude of...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2012 4:39 pm UTC

2 educator answers

Glengarry Glen Ross

There are at least three reasons why Glengarry Glen Ross is so frequently watched in business classes. The first is that it is an extremely well-written, well-acted and compelling film with an...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 5:39 am UTC

2 educator answers

Glengarry Glen Ross

There seems to be something draining and debilitating about the type of work these salesmen do. Ricky Roma has not been visibly affected yet because he is still young and full of energy and great...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Glengarry Glen Ross

David Mamet's play shows the author as a perfectionist. He orchestrates the dialogue like a composer, sometimes directing two characters to keep interrupting each other or to speak at once. Mamet...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Glengarry Glen Ross

I would say that in the case of Mamet's work there is a strong contention that the male ego is constantly under siege. The men in the play are hardly at peace with themselves or the world around...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2010 5:41 am UTC

1 educator answer

Glengarry Glen Ross

It is clear that the proprietors of the office, Mitch and Murray, blame the salesmen for the failure of the real estate business. The salesmen, in particular Shelley Levene, blame Mitch and Murray...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 1:00 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Glengarry Glen Ross

In Glengarry Glen Ross some of the salesmen are becoming demoralized because they aren't "closing." They may not realize it, but their problem is that the general public is getting wise to the...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

1 educator answer