Day 5

Death of a Salesman Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    Death of a Dreamer

    Kind of Activity:



    Comparing two important works of American literature


    This assignment is for a class that has previously studied The Great Gatsby.

    Work together to define the "American Dream," a central theme of both plays. When does an American think in terms of the American Dream? Are different groups in society more or less likely to share the Dream? Does it seem to vary by age or some other characteristic?

    Is it fiction or reality? Does it have a strong hold on the national imagination today--perhaps under different terms?

    How is the American Dream, as presented and critiqued in The Great Gatsby, comparable to...

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