Teacher Guide

Death of a Salesman Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Works with similar themes and elements:

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006): a traveling salesman struggles greatly, treats his son as well as he can, and finally succeeds through strong personal qualities and a change of career

A Streetcar Named Desire: memory; a character's interior life; self-destructive behavior

All My Sons: suicide; father-son relationships; postwar family life; the tragic hero

Oedipus: hubris and lack of self-knowledge lead to a man's downfall

Long Day's Journey into Night: dissolution of a family; financial strains

The Great Gatsby: the playing out of efforts to realize the American Dream

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: Max Weber argues that...

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