Death of a Salesman is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1949. This play is about a man named Willy and his sons Biff and Happy struggling to find work. Willy recently was fired from his traveling salesman job and tried many ways to kill himself, such as crashing his car multiple times and clogging the tailpipe.
Biff is trapped in his father’s work. Ever since he failed math in school, he couldn’t play football and receive a scholarship. He was the quarterback of the football team, but his grades in school messed him up, and now he lives like a slump. While trying to figure out a way to make money in his current state, his brother Happy wants Biff to join him on an adventure and become successful, but that takes huge risks. They want to travel the world and become successful businessmen. Will this happen? If you like this so far, I would advise you to pick up this play and read it, because it will entertain you.
I would rate this play a 10/10 because it never ceases to amaze me how well it was written. It leaves you speechless and so much to think about. I would recommend everyone to read this play. It’s one of a kind!
-Kayla H. 11th Grader
Death of a Salesman, and critical analysis of the play, care available for checkout from the Mission Viejo Library.