"He's liked, but he's not well liked," Willy's critical dismissal.
...a fully realized story with the mythic power of a folktale!
It's a play about ordinary people, but it has the heft, the feel of a Greek tragedy.
It's a tragedy. No, it's a comedy. No, it's a fairy tale!
Four days of wild romantic conflict, two dead lovers, two dead brawlers and two more victims of relatively collateral causes.