Due: 11:59 PM EST Sunday of Unit 8.
1. Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller.
|||In Death of a Salesman, what is Arthur Miller saying about success and the American|
Dream? How does he convey this theme?
|||Choose two dramatic devices to support your answer. These will shape your supporting|
You can use the characters, the dialogue, the plot, imagery, tone/mood, setting,
symbols, conflicts, dramatic irony, and other dramatic devices to support your answer.
You will also need to include text examples (dialogue/lines from the script) to support
Read through all of the instructions of this assignment.
Read and view the necessary resources in this unit to assist you with this response.
Your audience are people who have viewed and read the play as well, so please be sure
to focus on your reply and use plot points only as text examples. There is no need for a
summary of the play in this response.
Choose two dramatic devices to support your thesis. These will shape your supporting
sections. An example of a thesis in this response would be: In Arthur Miller’s Death of a
Salesman, Miller effectively conveys the themes of Success and the American Dream
through the use of ______________ and ________________.
Reply to the above prompt, being sure to include:
o An introduction that introduces your thesis
o Supporting paragraphs that include:
|Your analytical response.|
Properly cited text examples that support your thesis.
Explanations of how Miller uses a particular dramatic device to support
his theme about success.
o A conclusion that recaps your thesis and support.
ENG130 – Literature and Composition
Literary Response – Death of a Salesman
|This assignment should be 1 to 2 pages.|
A title page is required and is not a part of the 1 to 2 pages. A reference page is
required for the play, the resource articles, and for additional outside sources as you use
The response should also be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, in 12 point
font and with 1 inch margins. The response should conform to APA formatting and
Use the third-person, objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,”
Use APA format for in-text citations and references when using outside sources and
Please be cautious about plagiarism. Make sure to use internal citations for direct
quotes, paraphrases, and new information.
Be sure to read before you write, and again after you write, the rubric criteria by which
your paper/project will be evaluated.
Evaluation Rubric for Literary Response – Death of a Salesman
|CRITERIA||Does Not Meet|
present — simply
Analysis does not
ng of prompt or
the argument, but
ideas are obvious
and basic; and/or
analysis of play
of the themes and
convincing; a few
connected to the
|Thesis is not|
to the paper or
not appear in
little relation to the
points are missing.
Thesis may not
appear in the
|Thesis is present|
and relates to the
majority of the
takes a mostly
clear position and
is explained in
Thesis appears in
focused on the
a clear position
explained in full
appears in the
|Does not include|
support is not
given and used
in the essay
not relate to the
cited but not
with the proper
|Some evidence is|
given and used in
related to the
Evidence may or
may not always
|Evidence is tied|
is mostly tied to
and is cited
|Evidence is tied|
criteria and the
|APA format is not|
and may be
|Free of many to|
all errors in
make the essay
be illogical or
|Several errors in|
structure is often
logical and clear
among ideas are