Aunting Loss: An examination of the representation of loss in the early major works of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.

All My Sons
Death of a Salesman
The Crucible
A View from the Bridge
The Glass Menagerie
A Streetcar Named Desire
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


Dissertation Objectives:
a? Demonstrate detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the approved topic
a? Demonstrate critical awareness of the historical and cultural contexts of the topic
a? Elaborate methodological issues associated with the topic
a? Mobilise appropriate critical models to discuss the material
a? Show critical discrimination, effectiveness and some degree of creativity in presenting a coherent and complex argument
a? Adopt and handle presentational conventions

Considerations:
a? The background and context for the plays (Why were they written, who were they written for?).
a? The theme of loss in the plays (physical loss, emotional loss and moral loss).
o How is loss shown in the play?
o Is it loss that is being shown or does it go deeper? Is it really representation of falsehood in life (belief we had something we never really had)

a? Introduction

a? Chapter 1 a Arthur Miller
Who was he?
Who were his influences? (Specifically plays)
Who were his contempories?
His works a responses and critics

a? Chapter 2 a Tennessee Williams
Who was he?
Who were his influences? (Specifically plays)
Who were his contempories?
His works a responses and critics

a? Chapter 3
All My Sons (1947)

a? Chapter 4
Death of a Salesman (1949)

a? Chapter 5
The Crucible (1953)

a? Chapter 6
A View from the Bridge (1955-1956)

a? Chapter 7
The Glass Menagerie (1944)

a? Chapter 8
A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)

a? Chapter 9
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)

a? Chapter 10
Indepth Conclusion
Compare and contrast etc.

Referencing:
a? Use MHRA system for referencing.
a? Footnote all quotes and references etc.
a? Cite all quotes and references with a page number and publisher etc.

Please use appropriate quotes from the play-text.
Place include a separate bibliography.