ESSAY PROMPT: Death of a Salesman contains a lot of symbolic objects, including people and the characters’ names. The essay should discuss some of the following objects, organizing your essay so that you show how the symbols express Miller’s major or minor themes and help to create and portray the characters in the play.
**SYMBOLS TO ANALYZE FROM THE PLAY:
seeds, technology, stockings, flute music, footballs, diamonds, Ben, mortgage, buildings, cars, champagne, Miss Forsythe, tennis, Bernard, Charley, jungle, Africa, Alaska
*BASIC OUTLINE: 5 paragraphs:*
1st: Introduce the main characters, setting, theme etc.
2nd: Discussion some of the symbols (what they mean) and how they tie in with the messages/theme of the story (MAYBE OBJECTS)
3rd: Discuss other symbols and how they tie in with the tone/moral of the story (MAYBE NAMES/CHARACTERS)
4th: explain how the symbols and messages can relate to today’s times
5th: conclude everything in a detailed manner.
>Please use quotes from the play attached below wherever that is appropriate.