Death of a Salesman1

View Paper
Pages: 4
(approximately 235 words/page)

Essay Database > Literature > English
Death of a Salesman The purpose of this brief essay is to examine Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman, with respect to its reflection of the impact of American values and mores as to what constitutes "success" upon individual lives. George Perkins has stated that this play has been described as "possibly the best play ever written by an American (Perkins, p. 710)." The play marks a brilliant fusion of the ideas and problems central …

showed first 75 words of 1164 total
Sign up for EssayTask and enjoy a huge collection of student essays, term papers and research papers. Improve your grade with our unique database!
showed last 75 words of 1164 total
…of this delusion too late to make any changes in his life. Whether or not we as readers or as members of the audience agree with his judgment is irrelevant. It is Willy's own failure that is important in this play. Bibliography Works Cited Karl, Frederick R. American Fiction 1940-1980. New York: Harper Collins. 1985. Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. London: Penguin, 1982. Perkins, George. Editor. Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature. New York: Harper Collins. 1991.