Family Relationship in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and Death of a Salesman


  • Sumanpreet Kaur


Arthur Miller (1915-2005) is the most prized American dramatist where work occupies a significant place in the twentieth century of American literature. Miller has written a lot on the realities of the present day theatre with great distinctive force. Arthur Miller has adroit in dealing human psychology and human relationships. The most prevailing theme in Miller’s plays is man’s relation with society his loyalty towards the family. Miller first success All My Sons (1947) and masterpieces Death of a Salesman (1949) are his early plays of the contemporary American society and deals with the theme of family relationship. The plays of Miller are devoid of social context. Concurring with Aristotle’s dictim, Miller wants to depict in his plays that man is a social animal and cannot live in seclusion. Miller believes that the protagonist of drama must be a part of meaningful social relationships, and the relationship that he is supposed to make with society should be a natural one, keeping in mind that each son and daughter of society is his own son and daughter. By doing wrong to societal setup brings doom to his familial fabric.



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Kaur, S. (2016). Family Relationship in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and Death of a Salesman. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 4(9), 4. Retrieved from