Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Death of a Salesman shares an intimate glimpse into the dreams and disappointments of an American family. Following the story of Willy Loman, an aging salesman who can't accept change within himself and society, this study guide provides a character list, character map, and character analyses to explore the personalities within Arthur Miller's masterful play.
Other features that help you figure out this important work include* Personal and career background of the author* Introduction to and brief synopsis of the play* Summaries and expert commentaries for each act and scene* Essays that explore the play's major themes and the author's manipulation of time and space* A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics and practice projects* A Resource Center full of books, publications, films, and Internet resources Classic literature or modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 45.36g
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764586653
  • 9780764586651
  • 135,817

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Miller's most famous play, it is the story of the American Dream gone awry when a small man is destroyed by society's false values. Death of a Salesman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1949 and continues to shine on stages throughout the world even today.This concise supplement to Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" helps students understand the overall structure of the play, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
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Table of contents

Life and Background of the Playwright. Introduction to the Play. Critical Commentaries. Act I Scene 1. Act I Scene 2. Act I Scene 3. Act I Scene 4. Act I Scene 5. Act I Scene 6. Act I Scene 7. Act I Scene 8. Act I Scene 9. Act I Scene 10. Act I Scene 11. Act I Scene 12. Act II Scene 1. Act II Scene 2. Act II Scene 3. Act II Scene 4. Act II Scene 5. Act II Scene 6. Act II Scene 7. Act II Scene 8. Act II Scene 9. Act II Scene 10. Act II Scene 11. Act II Scene 12. Act II Scene 13. Act II Scene 14. Requiem. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Index.
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About Jennifer L. Scheidt

Jennifer L. Scheidt received her M.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a full-time instructor at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas, where she teaches various writing and literature courses.
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