Arthur Miller 's Psychological And Social Magnitude Of His Characters

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I. Introduction
A. “The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.”- Arthur Miller
B. As a serious essayist and playwright who believed in the ability dramas had in bringing about change, Arthur Miller investigated the psychological and social magnitude of his characters. His plays attempted to go beyond trouble-free pieces in order to give an insight and deal in depth with ethical and moral issues. Miller was interested in how common people could live in harmony with others without surrendering their dignity. The American theater was altered by the pieces and works of Arthur Miller. His dramas allowed ordinary people an honest examination of the course their country had taken post WWII.
C. Arthur Miller created characters that wrestled with power conflicts, social and personal liability, influenced by the Great Depression and World War II, he tapped into the turmoil and dissatisfaction within the American mind.
II. Arthur Miller was born in October 17, 1915 to Augusta and Isidore Miller in lower Manhattan near Harlem in the state of New York. Miller’s young adulthood was shaped by the poverty that surrounded him due to the industrial and financial slump during the 1930s, but his adulthood saw an increase in social status and education.
A. During his early life, his parents went from prosperous business owners to one of the many families heavily affected by the Great…

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