The lens which is perhaps philosophical and Ain’t a woman alive that could take my Grandma’s place shirt. Dutt being Dutt must have knowingly fused that philosophy and laced the play with it and yet deliberately stayed short of overtly talking about it. It is the cosmic truth of trying to create Order amidst the Disorder that punctuates human life. I would refrain from picking up threads from the play to highlight this insinuation. However, the struggle of all the characters in this adaptation constantly hints at that philosophy and somehow left me with a gripping feeling of us being Cosmic Creatures desperately seeking that illusive Order amidst Disorder.
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The play starts with Ain’t a woman alive that could take my Grandma’s place shirt. Perhaps Willy’s own way of finding Order and here it means solace amongst the huge disorder which is his life (the next scene very aptly starts with Willy trying to get all the small things at his home in order. But this moment of seeking Order is disrupted by Disorder when his son Biff walks into the same hotel room. Interestingly, Dutt’s play does not end with the death of Willy but a Willy who still makes effort to set things in Order, in spite of an immense sense of Disorder.