Death of a Salesman: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • AQA B AS & A Level

Give your students an insight into the USA in the 1940s and the reality of the American Dream through Arthur Miller’s classic play. Willy Loman is a fascinating protagonist, and he and his family introduce ideas of illusions, dreams and secrets as well as the harsh reality of working life. Explore the play’s themes and complex narrative structure in detail with this engrossing guide with fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis.

Well written, informative and a really useful aid in teaching the text...

...Allows the teacher to feel they have comprehensive understanding before exploring the text with students

A Baiden, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each scene
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers say about this resource? (7041)

Excellent resource, packed with ideas for teaching. It is well written, informative and a really useful aid in teaching the text... It enhances learning both for the student and for a teacher teaching the text for the first time. It allows the teacher to feel they have comprehensive understanding before exploring the text with students. Given how many are 'thrown in' to teaching at A Level, it is a great comfort to have this on hand.

A Baiden, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

This is truly a comprehensive resource on this text... Overall, it is well written and informative...
The debate prompts are a very useful part of the resource... [They] invite the students to engage with Miller’s message or reason(s) for writing the play... Encouraging students to question their understanding is an excellent way to enhance learning and help them achieve good grades.

T MacLean, Course Leader & Peer Reviewer