Arthur Miller 's Death Of A Salesman Essay

896 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
I chose Arthur Miller as my playwright and his play, “Death of a Salesman”. As we saw when we went to the ACC theatre, Arthur Miller’s plays deal with deep subjects that are played out very dramatically. Much like All My Sons, Death of a Salesman deals with a deep topic within our society.

In the period immediately following the end of World War II, American theater was transformed by the work of playwright Arthur Miller. Profoundly influenced by the Depression and the war that immediately followed it, Miller tapped into a sense of dissatisfaction and unrest within the American spirit.

Arthur Miller was born in Manhattan in 1915 to Jewish parents. By 1928, the family had moved to Brooklyn, after their business failed. His father died in a car crash in 1929. Witnessing the Depression and his father’s desperation due to business failure had an enormous effect on Miller and his plays.

After graduating, Miller returned to New York, where he worked as a freelance writer. In 1944, his first play, “The Man Who Had All the Luck”, opened to horrible reviews. A story about an incredibly successful man who is unhappy with that success, “The Man Who Had All The Luck” was already addressing the major themes of Miller’s later work.

“All My Sons,” was his first play on Broadway, it was an instant success. It appealed to a nation having recently gone through both a war and a depression. Only two years after the success of “All My Sons,” Miller came out with…

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