english literature resources death of a salesman

Atherton, C. (2019) ‘The tragedy of the common person’, Emagazine, 86, pp.62-64.
 Carol Atherton argues that both Hardy’s novel and Miller’s play, for all their differences, share a common set of ideas about the tragedies in the lives of ordinary people and the way they are created by the forces of a hostile society.

Bunten, A. (2019) ‘Death of a Salesman: Miller’s reaction to consumerism’, English Review, 30 (2), pp.22-24.
Considers the significance of capitalism and competition in Arthur Miller’s renowned play.

Johnson, K. A. (2018) ‘Miller, Marx and the American Dream’, Emagazine, 79, pp.19-23.
Reading ‘A View from the Bridge’ and ‘Death of a Salesman‘ through a Marxist lens shows us not only how Miller questions the American Dream, but also how he exposes the tragic commercialisation of human relationships in a capitalist system.

Cavender, T. (2015) ‘All kinds a greatness: tragedy and Death of a Salesman’, Emagazine, 70, pp.62-65.
Tony Cavender analyses Miller’s play of an ordinary man destroyed by dreams of greatness, arguing that it’s just as much a tragedy as ‘Hamlet’ or ‘King Lear’ – and one particularly for our times.

Cavender, T. (2011) ‘Love for sale: women as consumers and objects of consumption in Death of a Salesman’, Emagazine, 53, pp.28-30.
Tony Cavender analyses the female characters in ‘Death of a Salesman‘, drawing our attention to their role in relation to the male characters and the play as a whole.

Crow, A. (2011) ‘Linda Loman: the one who bore the cross for them all’, English Review, 22 (1), pp.23-25.
Anne Crow wonders whether the real hero of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman‘ is the salesman‘s wife.