Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller


This study guide helps students and readers of Arthur Miller's famous tragedy Death of a Salesman better understand the play. Included are summaries and explanations, character analysis, discussion of themes, a user's forum where readers can discuss and ask questions, and much more. We even have an online store where you can purchase the play, notes on the play, and even the movie adaptation starring Dustin Hoffman. Enjoy.

» Summaries & Analysis:

This section contains summaries and analysis of the play. They include the main action of each "chunk".

» Character Analysis:

Includes descriptions of all the main characters in the play. Included are comments on their actions and involvement with theme.

» Theme Discussion:

This section attempts to explain the multiple themes of the work.

» Motifs:

Miller uses certain images, phrases and situations throughout the play over and over. These are called "motifs" and are explained here.

» Structure:

An unusual use of flash backs and delusions of the main character Willy Loman make for an interesting discussion of Miller's use of structure in this work.

» Important Quotes:

These important quotes are key lines from the play help convey theme.