Truth and Illusion
... of a Salesman” is one of the most important plays of the modern age. Arthur Miller, the author of this play, has secured for himself a special niche in the galaxy of modern playwrights on account of his endearing ability to portray the angst and agony of the American middle-class, trapped in the illusion of grandeur, which they hoped to achieve through their work.
America, or the New world, has always been described as the land of opportunity, where fame and fortune beckons one and all, irrespective of class, creed or colour. The “American Dream” of making a secure life for oneself by sheer dint of hard work and the subsequent failure of the dream is at the heart of Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”.