The Oedpial thing is not true... Promise!
Yet another excellent suggestion by Joe from Scranton.
This profile led be to dig up the story to read to the three-year-old. As far as Grimm Brothers go, it's actually not that bad. Except the last sentence, when Rumpelstiltskin tears himself in half. Sorry for the spoiler.
Thanks to Tamy from Argentina for the terrific suggestion!
These are the sort of questions that defy provable answers. Miller himself changed his view of Willy over the decades, evolving from a fierce defense of his indeterminate identity to a perception of him as an untethered Jew. Literary critics, especially Jewish ones, have long argued the point among themselves. Leslie Fiedler dismissed Willy as the “crypto-Jewish” product of Miller’s “pseudo-universalizing,” while Julius Novick maintained that the Loman family’s “separation from the roots ... is what makes them so vulnerable to the false values that undo them.”
Suggestions by Philip from San Diego, Sue from New York, Stephi from Annapolis, Steve from Florida, Cez from Gainesville, Doris from Miami Beach, Bruce from Cambridge, IL, Ruth from Israel, Juliet from Temecula, CA, Don from LA, Pablo from London, and Pedro from Argentina. I don't think any of them were suggesting the politician or artist...
We make fun of today's TV a lot, and sure, it's mostly terrible, but 80s nighttime soaps? Not exactly a winner there... Scary hair, too.
Suggestions from Pavel from Pennsylvania, Buzz from Boston, Brian from San Jose, CA, Eddie from the Netherlands, and Steve from Hollywood, FL.