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The Man Who Had All the Luck

27 Sep

The Man Who Had All the Luck by Arthur Miller tells the story of David who is cursed with tremendously good luck. It freaks him out. He’s surrounded by friends and relatives who experience set backs. David never does. The universe seems to clear a path for him at every turn. He can’t make sense of this. He feels that fate will eventually catch up with him.

Miller examines how people view fate, whether Americans can avoid the beliefs found in Asia and Europe that there’s a Wheel of Fortune of some kind. This early play foreshadows how the playwright will develop, how he will continue to grapple with luck and a hero’s view of his own success.

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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in American Lit, drama

 

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