Death of a Salesman Final Assessment: writing eulogies and acting

Death of a Salesman Final Assessment: writing eulogies and acting
Death of a Salesman Final Assessment: writing eulogies and acting
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Arthur Miller chose not to include Willy Loman's actual funeral in his play Death of a Salesman. While the play as a whole and his requiem indicate the characters' emotional responses to their family member and friend's death, an excellent and creative final assessment is to have students embody one of the main characters and write a eulogy from that character's perspective. Then, small groups create and perform a funeral scene which incorporates their eulogies.

Sure, this real-life, RAFT-style assessment is morbid, but frankly it's a morbid play, and those characters should have a chance to have their voices, memories, and emotions heard.

I usually break students into small groups, each selecting (or drawing from a hat) one of the major characters. They draft their eulogies, and then, as a group, create a funeral scene based on the delivery of these speeches with some character response and interaction.

This assessment incorporates textual analysis, writing for an audience, collaboration, public speaking, and performance. There are lots of skills here and many opportunities to shine and demonstrate knowledge of the text.

Included is a simple one page assignment sheet and grading task list.

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Death of a Salesman Final Assessment: writing eulogies and acting
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