Arthur Miller 's Death Of A Salesman Essay

1183 Words May 1st, 2015 5 Pages
There are many pieces of literature that are deemed by many as the supreme work of fiction, ranging from prose to memoirs to stage plays. From J.D. Salinger 's The Catcher in the Rye to Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, every intellectual has their own piece of work they deem a staple in English literature. Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is also in this category. A man who was a didactic and a moralist, Miller has carved a name for himself through his work (Bryfonski 342).
Arthur Miller, famous playwright and author of such works as: All My sons, Death of a Salesman, The The Crucible, and A View From a Bridge, was born in Harlem, New York on the 17th of October, 1915 (Riley 327)(Galvin). Having lived in an affluent family, his life was turned on its head after the infamous Wall Street Crash of 1929. Once subsequently graduating from high school, Miller worked a few odd jobs to accumulate enough money to attend the University of Michigan (Galvin). He did so in 1932, enrolling in University of Michigan as a Journalism Major. When he was not writing for the school paper or working on his studies, he wrote his first play, No Villain, which would win the Avery Hopwood Award, instilling in Miller the idea that he could write plays as a career. Graduating from University of Michigan in 1938, Miller moved back to New York and began writing plays for the Federal Theater Project, a task set in place by FDR’s New Deal, which aimed to improve peoples’ lives with the arts during the…

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