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Anyone who needs help understanding the literary context of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the play's vocabulary, events and themes. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the play's literary context
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about literature (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
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- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
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- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Death of a Salesman Literary Context chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Death of a Salesman Literary Context for a standard literature course. Inside the chapter, you'll find:
- Vocabulary flashcards from Death of a Salesman
- An event timeline for the play
- Analyses of the play's themes of realism and expressionism
1. Death of a Salesman Vocabulary
Arthur Miller's play, ''The Death of a Salesman'', won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award when it debuted in 1949, and it has remained a classic American drama ever since. Understanding the key vocabulary in this work helps to increase our overall understanding of the characters, plot, and major themes.
Death of a Salesman Vocabulary Flashcards
Are you a student reading Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'? This flashcard set is designed to help you study and learn a number of the more challenging words found in this classic American drama.
3. Death of a Salesman Timeline of Events
In Arthur Miller's ''Death of a Salesman'', Willy Loman is an aging salesman. His sons are failures, and all his dreams have come to nothing. To deal with the stress of his situation, Willy often turns to memories of past events.
4. Realism & Expressionism in Death of a Salesman
In this lesson, we will be thinking about how Arthur Miller's play, 'Death of a Salesman,' contains both elements of realism and expressionism. You will also learn about what these concepts entail.
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