Linda Loman is the enabler of the family because she just simply overlooks everything that her family does to avoid living in their reality. The Loman family lives in a sense of false reality that they try to hide behind every time something doesn 't turn out the way they would of liked it too or that didn 't benefit them in some way. This sense of false reality is derived from Willy’s delusions. Ever since Willy started to mentally fall apart when he learned Biff and Happy were coming up to visit them the Loman house has not been a pleasant place it 's where all the family fights happen. Especially if Biff and Willy are in the same room as each other it’s guaranteed that they are fighting while Linda tries to extinguish the anger fueled tensions between them while Happy sits by just watching it unfold. The majority of their fights take places in their kitchen or outside where the whole family is gathered but all the fights are between Biff and Willy over unresolved conflicts from the past. Linda always supports Willy in the family arguments even if he is slipping into his false sense of reality just to seem happy and that nothing is wrong and that his kids still look up to him like they would as they were kids. “But you’re in your slippers, Willy,” in this quote Linda is shouting to Will...
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...st because he had lost all respect for his father and by not graduating from high school Biff ruined his future and became just as likely to fail at dead end jobs just like his father. Ever since then there has been a heavy tension between Biff and his father so when they fight Willy will always reverts to Biff’s high school days when he was actually selling and Biff and Happy were about to graduate high school and he could support them.
So in conclusion death of a salesman only has one enabler which is Linda Loman but while Linda enables it Willy is who caused it which is the biggest problem for the Loman family and it is what is tearing their family apart since they will not let old problems got and find a resolution before Willy actually does kill himself as a thought that his life insurance will be the only thing he can do anymore to support his family.
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