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The Woman's Role in the Early 1900's Essay

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In the early 1900's, the woman's function was supposed to stay home, clean and look after the kids. Arthur Miller illustrated the life of the typical girl from the 1900's using the character Linda at Death of a Salesman. Arthur Miller was born in Harlem, New York in 1915. Arthur Miller's father owned a clothing company that employed four hundred people, but following the wall street crash his family dropped everything and moved to Brooklyn. After graduating in 1932, Miller worked at several little jobs to cover his tuition, While in school in the University of Michigan he majored in Journalism functioned for the student newspaper. Arthur Millers early career started following his graduation, he also wrote The Man Who Had All The Luck in 1940 that won the Theatre Guild's National Award, In 1946 Miller's play All My Sons won Him his first Tony Award. In 1948 he wrote Death of A Salesman won him another Tony Award, the New York Drama Circle Critics' Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Death of A Salesman is the story of Willy Loman and the struggles he faces trying to attain the "American Dream", not just for him but for his mum. Willy wants to have a perfect family and a perfect life, but his family and lifestyle are know where near flawless that induces him to go into melancholy and want to kill him self. Because of Willy's many desperate attempts at suicide that he begins to lose his mind, start talking to himself and have flash backs. After Willy's sons content and Biff are turned down for a loan Willy finally goes through with taking his life, and leaves his family with all the insurance money to pay of debts in order that they can live a better life. Willy's wife Linda plays the submissive role, and just leaves Willy in his own hands. In Death of A Salesman linda represents the...

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