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I've decided to redo this module as coursework (got a B in it -_-), but now I'm finding it incredibly hard because I've never seen an example coursework on DOAS.

Does anyone have any notes on coursework for this subject? Or care to help me? Haha.
My coursework title is about Biff being the true tragic hero.

Any help would be much appreciated. x
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I would argue that Willy is a failed hero. Biff is only a hero at the end. For the majority of the play he is a complete idiot. Sparknotes is brilliant for this kind of thing.

Voila: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/salesman/

That should help a lot. It goes into A LOT of detail sometimes but will be much better than my opinions.

Its a good play and has some interesting ideas. In my higher English exam I wrote a decent essay on explaining how Willy is both vulnerable and heroic. But I don't do English anymore...

Anyway, hope that helps
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I would argue that Willy is a failed hero. Biff is only a hero at the end. For the majority of the play he is a complete idiot. Sparknotes is brilliant for this kind of thing.

Voila: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/salesman/

That should help a lot. It goes into A LOT of detail sometimes but will be much better than my opinions.

Its a good play and has some interesting ideas. In my higher English exam I wrote a decent essay on explaining how Willy is both vulnerable and heroic. But I don't do English anymore...

Anyway, hope that helps
Thankyou very much x
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Thankyou very much x
No worries
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As well as Spark Notes, you could look at some literary criticism. Ask your teacher for recommendations, they should be happy to oblige.
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what kind of books has a spoiler in the title?
What type of play actually tells you that the lovers ultimately die BEFORE it even begins? Honestly, this Shakespeare bloke doesn't have a clue:rolleyes:
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(Original post by SuicideCommando)
I've decided to redo this module as coursework (got a B in it -_-), but now I'm finding it incredibly hard because I've never seen an example coursework on DOAS.

Does anyone have any notes on coursework for this subject? Or care to help me? Haha.
My coursework title is about Biff being the true tragic hero.

Any help would be much appreciated. x
i dont know what course work entails because (like the other person) im scottish. i did DOAS for higher english (2 years ago mind) and i would also recommend spark notes, although i didn't find they were as good for DOAS as for other books

the topic you have picked is quite hard - you will have to argue that Willy is not a true tragic hero, i would maybe argue that he brought this on himself (as in he always lied to himself to make himself feel better when he should have been striving harder to sell as much as possible) so only has himself to blame for his current state of mind.

biff realises his fathers deliriousness and in doing so takes the confidence to tell his father he is wrong (which is very admirable and couragoes) and shed his past ambitions to really follow the american dream like his father wanted him to but in a better setting. he too is trying to follow the american dream, even after he uncovers willy's lies and so is a follower of everyone else which is tragic as he comes so far in distancing himself from it that he goes straight back to it, just from a different angle, if you know what i mean

although this is purely ideas from someone who hasnt studied or read the book for ages as it is about 18 months to the day since my higher english exam
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Guys, can we make sure we stay on topic please
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