Death of a Salesman Lindas Character

Death of a Salesman Lindas Character

In the play Death of a salesman the author, Arthur Miller, reveals Linda Loman, as Willy's wife, who truly loves her husband. She is the mother figure in the play. However, Linda never complains about the way she lives; instead, she criticizes about how her sons, Biff and Happy, treat Willy. Although Linda spends her life cooking and cleaning she is the model of a supporting and loving wife.

"You're my foundation and my support", Willy tells Linda, and even then he might have understood her affection to him. That even when Biff fights with him, Linda defends Willy from his son's who believe that he's going crazy. She tells her son Biff that "either he's [his] father and [he's to] pay him that respect" or he's not to visit anymore. In addition, she has always supported Willy in his dreams about himself. Unfortunately Linda does not have the imagination to comprehend Willy's dreams. In fact, when Willy has the opportunity to go off to Alaska and make it big with Ben, it was Linda that held him back- by reminding him of his future with the Wagner. When she married Willy, his dreams must have seemed like all she wanted in life.

Linda, Willy's wife,-mother of Happy and Biff- doesn't just love him "she admires him". She is Willy's only link to reality. She sees what her husband is going through, and she supports him and loves him regardless of his many failures. In reality, Willy sometimes treats Linda cruelly, but she understands the pain and fear behind his behavior, and forgives him at those moments. Although, she realizes that Willy is just an ordinary man, she does not fault him for it. In fact she probably loves him more because of it. Linda, also, repeatedly lies to Willy in order to boost up his pride; leading him to believe that he provides for her and the family and that he's popular and well liked by everyone. Linda attempts her best to please Willy in any manner probable.

Linda has always supported Willy...

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