See Revision Notes 2015 with most useful examples/essays/key statements from Death of a Salesman
Think about an interesting beginning to suit a variety of prompts.
Stories about the Loman Brand.
Think about your best parallel stories.
See a variety of soldier stories to suit the characters, issues and themes /points in all main texts: (the fabrication of war; the invincible hero; Uncle Peter and the salesman).
Also some recent parallels.
- constructed realities ; the gatekeepers of power
- different perspectives : first hand and mediated second-hand
- altered realities: exposure to unrealistic conditions and heightened stress
A heavy-handed construction of reality: North Korea plus one writer’s response and rejection: (Parallel with Biff)
Also some big ideas/philosophical comments.
See sample Youth Leader’s Format. (Works well with this context.)
See Sample Plan/Format for expository/ hybrid/ persona-style: Hybrid essay
If using a persona, think about how you can personalise the context (or customise some “personal” stories); make them your own.
See Big picture categories and concepts for essays
A creative version of Willy Loman: the insurance representative.
It is so important to master the ideas, and practice essay plans.
Notes for A Streetcar Named Desire
Let this student’s comment be a warning: “I was upset with how i went for english because i misread the context prompt and wrote a different essay. But i got a raw 36 in the end!!”