Death of a Salesman

2. What is the prevailing mood in the play? Describe it.

Death of a Salesman - Act 1 or Act 2 or both

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There is a tension and darkness through the play. There is also a sense of futile desperation that haunts Willy and his family. Willy desperately wants to succeed but does not have the work ethic or the talent to achieve it. Instead he lives in a world of illusion and self-deception.