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Death of a Salesman
Transcript of Death of a Salesman
"Baby boom - Conservapedia." Main Page - Conservapedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013. <http://www.conservapedia.com/Baby_boom>.
"Death of a Salesman: Themes | LitCharts.com." LitCharts.com | LitCharts Study Guides | The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. <http://www.litcharts.com/lit/deathofasalesman/themes>.
"Extracts - "Silent " Sexual Revolution Began In The 1940's and '50s." Office of Research Â» University of Florida. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013. <http://www.research.ufl.edu/publications/explore/v10n1/extract4.html>. The Great Depression WW11 Victory Gardens Historical/Biographical Criticism Arthur Miller Themes Definition:
sees a literary work chiefly, if not exclusively, as a reflection of the author’s life and times. Born in 1915 in NYC Community
Gardens What do you know from the time period? Post War Boom seeks to understand a literary work by investigating the social, cultural, and intellectual context that produced it. Historical Criticism Biographical Criticism the attempt to relate the writer’s background and life to his works The Red Scare The Role of Women The Traditional Family Providing for the Family Babyboom Role in the war
Duty to one’s country
Inability to make anything grow
Signifies his inability to fulfill his responsibilities Guerin, Wilfred L.. A handbook of critical approaches to literature. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. Print.
Padgett, John B.. "Critical Approaches to Literature." English 205: Masterworks of English Literature. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2013. <home.oldmiss.edu/~egjbp/spring97/litcrit.html>.
The Arthur Miller Society. "Arthur Miller Society." ibiblio - The Public's Library and Digital Archive. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. <http://www.ibiblio.org/miller/>.
"The 1940s: Lifestyles and Social Trends: Overview." American Decades. 2001. Encyclopedia.com. (February 20, 2013). http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3468301582.html The American Dream Restored
Living in the moment
Traditional Morals vs. Post War Morals During the 1940 and 1950’s premarital intercourse increased.
Babies born from single mothers increased from 3.6 to 9.2 newborns per 1,000 unmarried white women between 1940 and 1960. Post War Boom and Death of a Salesman Willy, Happy and Biff trying to live out the American Dream
Willy living in the moment
His AMAZING Boys
Biff and Happy living in the moment
Symbolism of Happy and Biff
Business Man vs. Farmer
Grey vs. Green
Willy’s respect for Linda Writes about death, betrayal, and justice. He's a moralist. Author of "The Crucible".