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Death of a Salesman1

Is Linda a supportive or destructive force in her husbands life? Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller shows the gradual collapse of Willy Loman. Linda Loman is a destructive force in Willy Lomans life through her excessivesupport. His wife, Linda attempts to help him by continuous support andencouragement. Although she knows he is distressed, she persuades him tobelieve he is successful and well-liked. She conceals the truth in order to protecther husband.Linda is described as the personification of family. She holds the familytogether by encouraging her husband and protecting him from heartbreak. Shesupports Willys confidence and defends him against criticism. Her excessivesupport is a pathetic effort to protect his identity. Linda will never admit to herself,nor anyone else that Willy is a failure. She allows him to believe he is moresuccessful than he really is. Linda can be described as ordinary, loving, and a blindleader of the blind. Linda is aware that Willy is borrowing money in order toprovide Linda with a weekly paycheck. She is also aware that Willy has attemptedto kill himself several times, yet she remains silent and avoids confrontation. Lindas silent nature has proven to be unsuccessful in her attempts to help Willy, orto hold the family together. Her personality lacks the strength to speak up andforce Willy to face reality. Critics have described Linda as profoundlyunsatisfactory as a character, not the lest bit sexually interesting, and incapable ofplaying a significant role in her husbands dreams. Lindas personality disguise isdemonstrated throughout the film by the use of dialogues and actions. Generallya sane character, she is capable of dramatic outbursts. Often appearing in thebackground, behind the rest of the characters, Linda is shown as an insignificantrole in her family, unable to provide with them the help that they need. Willyrefers to her as my foundation and my support. She serves as the...

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