In Arthur Miller's, Tragedy and the Common Man, he explores the unique style of tragedy and applies it to the common man. Not something done to commonly as when you look at the popular tragedies they most commonly only affect people of high social status. But it also talks on many of the philosophies that are involved in creating a tragedy. One part that resonated with me heavily was when Miller wrote "or else that modern man has had the blood drawn out of his organs of belief but the skepticism of science, and the heroic attack on life cannot feed on an attitude of reserve and circumspection." Miller talks on how the common man tragedy is not frequent and was quite rare in older stages of time, as people back then only viewed people of great wealth as success, so in turn people were only interested in the failure of the highly successful. But now when it is not an abnormality for the common man to be successful you see the element of tragedy more commonly in the large mass of life. Which is why Miller's tragedy of the common man, hold an exceptional amount of value. He is able to shine a spotlight on the true meaning of tragedy which is fact the irony that it contains, that so many of us attempt to escape actually fall into the trap that is our own fate.