DOAS intro assignment - Instructions: Read the following...

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Instructions: Read the following tidbits from the introduction of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman . For each tidbit: 1) Underline what you consider to be the most important sentence. 2) Write in the margin what you will expect from the play based upon that one sentence. 3) Circle what you consider to be the most important word. 4) Write in the margin what you will expect from the play based upon that one word. 5) On the back, write a paragraph explaining what you’ve learned about the play from these tidbits. Miller […] likened the structure of Salesman to geological strata, in which different times are present in the same instant. He has also compared it to a CAT scan, which simultaneously reveals inside and outside, and the time scale in Death of a Salesman is, indeed, complex. The events onstage take place over twenty-four hours, a period which begins with a timid, dispirited, and bewildered man entering a house once an expression of his hopes for the future. It is where he and his wife raised a family, that icon of the
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 337 taught by Professor Jackson during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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