Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
When you’re in high school, having a full-time job and a family to care for are things only grown-ups have to worry about, which makes it hard to understand a character like Willy Loman. As the main character in this Arthur Miller play, salesman Willy is not exactly a role model: He’s disillusioned with the American Dream, lies to his family, and cheats on his wife. As a kid you probably thought Willy was a lame bad guy. But in rereading the play as an adult, you can really relate to Willy’s daily struggles and finally appreciate how Willy’s failed dreams are behind his flaws and drive his self-deceptions.