...analysis of the patriarchal ideology operating in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (1949), for example, might examine three related areas:
(1) the ways in which the female characters (Biff’s and Happy’s various ‘conquests,’ the woman Willy meets in the Boston hotel room... Death of a Salesman “When today fails to offer the justification for hope, tomorrow becomes the only grail worth pursuing” (Miller and Bigsby vii). Historical Background
Death of a Salesman was first performed in 1949, giving its playwright, Arthur Miller, eventual international attention as a writer (Moran 226). The play opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theater on February 10, 1949, running for more than two years with 742 perfor...