Essay about arthur miller

Essay by juggy426Junior High, 9th gradeA+, May 2004

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Arthur Miller is one of America's most famous playwrights. Although his dramas take place in familiar settings, he has made a reputation for dealing with contemporary, political, and moral issues. Miller's work continues to inspire and teach people about American life and values.

Arthur Miller was born in New York City on October 17, 1915. He attended the University of Michigan where he began writing plays. Several of these plays won awards. In 1944 Miller won New York City's Theatre Guild for his play, The Man Who Had All the Luck.

Miller's first major success came with All My Sons, which won the Drama Critics Circle Award in 1947. Soon afterward, he wrote his most widely acclaimed play, The Death of a Salesman, in 1949. It highlighted the American ideal of prosperity, and condemned it, on the grounds that few can pursue it without dangerous moral compromises. The play won the Pulitzer Prize and was made into a movie in 1952.

Arthur continued his success with The Crucible, in 1953, which won a Tony. The Crucible gave an intriguing prospective to the witch hunts in Salem, Massachusetts. Miller's next plays, A View from the Bridge (1955), After the Fall (1964), and Incident at Vichy (1964), all received moderate success. After the Fall described his unhappy marriage to Marilyn Monroe. Miller's last plays The Creation of the World and Other Buisness(1972) and The Down Mount Morgan(1991), received mixed reviews. Arthur has also written several books and an autobiography.

Although his plays have received varied levels of success, all of Miler's plays have contained moral meaning and important life lessons. He is widely considered one of the most brilliant and original playwrights of our era. His works span time however, because they explore the vast depths of human nature, and society as...