The way they boxed us in here. Bricks and windows, windows and bricks.

– Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman, Act 1. Talking to his wife Linda, Willy speaks of how they are hemmed in by the apartment buildings that have been built on all sides of his house. He feels suffocated and trapped by city life and the materialistic and modern capitalist society he is unsuccessfully trying to navigate. The theme of nature vs city is illustrated here.