The Purpose of this Blog

Your task on this blog is to write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was ill or missed the lesson can catch up with what they missed. Over the course of the term, these 'class scribe' posts will grow to be a guide book for the course, written by students for students.

With each post ask yourself the following questions:
1) Is this good enough for our guide book?
2) Will your post enable someone who wasn't here to catch up?
3) Would a graphic/video/link help to illustrate what we have learned?

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Authur Miller and Death of A Salesman

Friday 17th September 2010
In the start of lesson we learnt about a famous american writter Authur Miller. For our homework we had to find out a thew facts about his life and in the lesson we discussed it as class.
These are the facts that we found out about his Life.

He was born in 1915 in New York City on Octeber 17 and died in 2005 at the age of 89 yrs old.

He wrote well known playwrites like Death Of a Salesman, The Crucible.

He was born into a Jewish family but then after he became atheist.

He Graduated from the University of Michigan.

He was Married several times and one of them was a famous icon which is Marylin Monore.

Authur Miller was part of the communist party.

After we had to do a small task to write about our life achievements, dreams and ambitions. We also discussed where we would be at the age of 60yrs old.

In our class we are going to lean about the Death of a Salesman.
During the lesson we looked over different covers of the book, we analysed the covers on what we thought the book was going to be about . We though that som of the covers were, dark, drepessing, lonliness and the story having to deal with death.

Death of a Salesman is about a 63 year old called Willy Loman dealing with the downfall of his tragic flaw. in the lesson we read a bit of the play and we had to do a task on what we thought Willys apartment was like.
We thought it was dull, ordinary, lives in city, lives in a council estate, theres nothing special, just as an ordinary life.

We also discussed Willys charcter based on what we read in the play.
We thought that he is cranky old man, hes tired of his life, hes shot tempered, he contradicts himself, hes quite depressing, his emotions get the better of him and wants a better life for himself.

We also learnt that Willy Loman has 2 children but unfortunatley they are adults in their mid 30s still living in their parents house. The two are called Biff and Happy. But we will more about them in the next lesson.



  1. Well done this is very good as it states exactly what we done in class. :)


  2. Oh that's a lot of helpfull information it has helped me get a clear picture of the play...


  3. good you wrote it out step by step so this tells anyone who wasn`t here exactly what to do


  4. Good detailed information. This not just makes people who missed lessons catch up, but also people who were in the lesson understand it better. Great context.