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-- Offers a traditional CliffNotes "TM" treatment of a literary novel, with updated and new content.
-- Includes Life and Background of the Author, Introduction to the Novel, A Brief Synopsis, List of Characters, Critical Commentaries, Glossaries, Character Analyses, and Critical Essays.
-- Enhanced by collaboration with Webster's New World "TM" College Dictionary, which provides authoritative glossary definitions.
-- Provides a Character Map, a one-page spread that graphically illustrates the relationships between characters.
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-- Contains reader-friendly icons for theme, literary device, style & language, and character insight.
-- Includes a comprehensive Index.
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CliffsNotes on Death of a Salesmanshares 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
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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 Salesmanhelps students understand the overall structure of the play, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Life and Background of the Playwright.
Introduction to the Play.
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.
CliffsNotes Resource Center.