Miller: "Tragedy of the Common Man" talks about the idea that everybody has an equal chance to fall victim to a tragedy. Normally when we think of tragedies we think of Kings, heroes and those in positions of power because they have a long way to fall. If you think about, the common man has just as far to fall, just in a different way. A King losing an oversea colony is a pretty tragic but a man's car breaking down can be equally devastating. If he needs his car to get to work then he will most certainty lose his job. If he loses his job, he loses his house. A King's colony is far more expensive than a man's car but the loss is more devastating for for the man because he has less. We rarely appreciate tragedy of the common man because it is almost familiar to us. We expect that at anytime a common man can lose everything. Miller said, "the common man knows fear best." A King who lives in a palace seems stable and less likely to lose everything because we don't normally see it happen.