ESSAY. Write 4-5 paragraphs. Practice good grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Be sure you use specific examples from the play(s) to back up your thesis/main idea/claim/point. 1) In “Tragedy and the Common Man,” Arthur Miller writes: “I think the tragic feeling is evoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing-his sense of personal dignity.” Choose a character we studied the second half of this semester-- Blanche Dubois, Stanley Kowalski, Prior Walter, Levee, etc., and show how the character illustrates this quote: How does the character attempt to “secure” his or her “personal dignity”?