Importance of a specific theme present in Death of a Salesman

  1. Brainstorm a list of theme topics present in Death of a Salesman. Synthesize theme statements for the theme topics you came up with. Choose one theme statement to focus on for this assignment.
  2. Create a robust thesis with the chosen theme statement that identifies a specific theme in Death of a Salesman,  its significance, and evidence for it. In a persuasive essay, you will explain the importance of your chosen theme in the play.
  3. Plan out the arguments and evidence you will use in your body paragraphs to develop your essay
  4. Write a persuasive essay with an introduction, three body paragraphs, and conclusion. Your persuasive essay aims to convince your audience of the importance of your chosen theme in Death of a SalesmanItalic with arguments and evidence from the text that support its significance. Your essay should be 1,000 words long, in 12-point font, and double-spaced. All quotations you use from Death of a Salesman.


Shows an understanding of the events of the play.

Uses evidence of symbols and motifs from the play in developing a theme statement to defend.

Supports points with concrete evidence from the play.

Develops a thesis statement that is arguable and defensible.

Creates a conclusion that supports the thesis.

Uses language with accurate and correct spelling and grammar.

Creates sentences that flow.

Builds an argument that is convincing and persuasive.

Creates an essay with a structured introduction, body, and conclusion.

Uses quotations from the play effectively.

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