Death of a Salesman
by: Arthur Miller
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a Pulitzer prize winning stage play written in 1949. The story follows the tale of a troubled salesman by the name of Willy Loman and his two sons Biff and Happy. It tells of Willies psychological troubles including hallucinations and suicidal tendencies. It tells the tale of his downward spiral and how it affects his as well as his wife and two children. The ultimate theme of the play is the American Dream and how we all have different views on what that statement really means.
My own opinion on this play is that it was very well written. I myself am a fan of character driven stories so I thought it had an interesting plot. I myself was a fan of Arthur Millers ability to make you get attached to the characters so much that when something bad happens to them you feel genuinely sad for them. I do think that there were a few dull moments in the play but nothing really worth pointing out. In all of you're a fan of the theater or a fan of very character driven stories then I recommend this book for you.
"I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been."
- Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
Below is a picture of Arthur Miller. Author of Death of a Salesman.