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Revelation A23 PERSONAL RESPONSE Death of a Salesman speaks to readers and viewers about one man's values and his pursuit of a dream. At the play's end, Willy, a broken man, commits suicide rather than abandon his dream; Happy, his younger son, seems set to follow in Willy's footsteps while Biff, his older brother, appears to be re-assessing the values, the attitudes, and the dream he absorbed at his father's knee. In a response of two or three pages , discuss what Death of a Salesman says to you about values, dreams, goals, and success in our consumer-driven society. Be sure to explain how accurate you believe Miller's views on these issues are. Support your ideas with reference to the play itself and your own knowledge and experience of the world. Your response will be graded according to the following scoring guide, adapted from the one that will be used to assess your personal response on Part A of the ELA 30-1 Diploma Exam. You should be familiar with this chart already, but take some time now to get to know it even better. Focus Ideas and Impressions Presentation Excellent 5 Perceptions and/or ideas expressed are insightful, carefully considered, and confident. Support is apt and thoughtfully selected. The writer's voice is engaging, and the tone is effective. Stylistic choices are precise and effective. The unifying effect and development are skillfully sustained and fluent. Proficient 4 Perceptions and/or ideas expressed are thoughtful or considered. Support is relevant, purposeful, or thorough. The writer's voice is distinct, and the tone is well considered. Stylistic choices are specific. The unifying effect and development are coherently sustained and generally fluent. Satisfactory 3 Perceptions and/or ideas expressed are appropriate. Support is straightforward and generally focused. The writer's voice is matter-of-fact and the tone is appropriate. Stylistic choices are adequate. The unifying effect and development are clear, conventional, and maintained generally, but coherence may falter. Limited 2 Perceptions and/or ideas expressed are incomplete, superficial, or unaware. Support is inappropriate and/or repetitive. The writer's voice is ineffective and the tone is inappropriate. Stylistic choices are inappropriate and/or imprecise. The unifying effect and development are unclear and/or ineffective, and coherence falters. Poor Attempts to express perceptions and/or ideas are only marginally relevant, are confused, or are underdeveloped. Support is lacking and/or random. The writer's voice is confused and there is no discernible attempt to address the intended audience. Stylistic choices impede communication. The unifying effect 1
Revelation A23 and development are absent, irrelevant, frequently unclear, and/or not fluent.

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