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Department
Theatre
Course
THTR 1170
Professor
Howard Enoch
Semester
Spring

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Death of a Salesman - 1949 Arthur Miller • Modern tragedy of the common man Context: • Positive Culture Americans feel proud of themselves at the end of WWII; anything is possible • Negative Culture  McCarthy Un-AmericanActivities Committee; “red scare” and blacklisting of suspected communists o Arthur Miller (1916 – 2005) was “held in contempt” from 1956 to 1957 Is the play a tragedy? • No, because Willy isn’t as likeable as the typical tragic hero • Yes, because Willy has a tragic flaw What is W
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