Sub Topics: The essential theme in Death of a salesman: relationship between man’s identity as an individual and the image that society demands of him
Key Words: Death of a Salesman, Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, America drama. , themes, images, drama critics, communist propaganda, capitalism, sympathetic study, big business, Freudian, psychological, catholic view
Theme and image: The Death of Salesman: Miller’s Death of a Salesman (1949) was a thumping success; won the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and is considered a milestone in America drama. Undoubtedly, the play consisted of themes and images that had a mass appeal. The play got a variety of interpretation. The reaction of scholars and drama critics was a mixed one. They have explained painstakingly why it is or is not a great play or a genuine tragedy.