Glengarry Glen Ross Questions and Answers
by David Mamet

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Who do you think is to blame for the failure of this real estate office in Glengarry Glen Ross and why?

The salesmen and the owners blame each other for the failure of the real estate office in Glengarry Glen Ross. However, the real culprit is a corrupt system, which relies on high-pressure sales techniques to prevent customers from acting rationally.

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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 for providing them with weak leads. David Mamet presents these two cases without comment. On Mitch and Murray's side of the argument, one might point out that Ricky Roma still manages to close sales...

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