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Death of a Salesman in Context

Literary Contexts: American Literature

By the 1940s, the travelling salesman had become a familiar part of American life and Americans were relishing their newfound economic prosperity. But beneath the country’s mask of economic contentment, many fears and anxieties continued to fester. This video looks at how the idea of the American Dream inspired and influenced Arthur Miller’s play ‘Death of a Salesman’. It provides a valuable accompaniment to students studying this film.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 7 min
Series: Literary Contexts: American Literature
Printable Resources: Yes

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