...something she discovered was useless. They both put emphasis on something that had brought them nothing but pain and suffering and it is this entrapment that makes Amanda and Willy most unlikable. Rather than learning from their mistakes and teaching their children to avoid making the same ones, Amanda and Willy lead their children down the same path to failure, a path that Amanda found to have a dead end, a path to which Willy found no end at all.
See “Death of Salesman” introduction of Arthur Miller.] In“Death of a Salesman,” Miller used a short period of time of main character’s life to reflect his whole tragedy life. He borrowed some expressionist approach, broke the imagination and reality, past and present boundaries, and reflected the broad social life through these characters’ mental activity. For many years, those comments about the play mostly stay in the story’s twists and turns, the tragic fate of the male characters, the cold reality of society, especially the hard-working of the Willy's "American dream" had shattered. However, the image of the female character, Willy’s wife-- Linda, failed to do a more in-depth research. Even with about Linda's research, mostly viewer were held the attitude of perspective of feminism to blame Linda’s fault instead of sympathy for her. In this paper, it is going to start with female trauma perspective, with the "American Dream" as the background, to do the interpretation of the tragic fate of the female character Linda in the play to show why she is the most tragedy character than Willy.
In the book Death of a Salesman by Arthur miller, there are lot morals and the play switches over from time to time because a lot the Loman’s are focusing too much on a lot of such different things and as the play goes on you start to see why Linda becomes a problem to the whole family. This book shows you how different one family can be and how much they have to work together to become the absolute best they can be. Linda does nothing wrong but to her husband Willy she does not do a thing right and you will soon find out why.
The Two Willy Lomans in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman There are two Willy Lomans in The Death of a Salesman. There is the present broken, exhausted man in his sixties, soon to end his life. And there is the more confident, vigorous Willy of some fifteen years before, who appears in the flashbacks. One actor portrays both, readily shifting from one representation to the other. To some extent, of course, the personality remains constant.
Death of a Salesman, a play written in 1949, by Arthur Miller, has been Miller’s most famous work thanks to how relatable the play can be to almost every citizen in America. The play is told from the point of view of the principal character, Willy Loman. The play examines Willy’s perception of success, and the conflicts that his perception creates in his household. Having a wrong perception of likeness, lying, and cheating can lead to an individual to make decisions that can be irreversible and have many consequences. The family of Willy Loman is an example of how the life of each one of the members of the family can be defined by the mindsets of only one person.
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There are many examples throughout the play: Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller that reveals that Linda is the classic enabler who indirectly causes the dysfunction in the Loman household. Willy has problems with his memory, but Linda is always making excuses for Willy’s many mistakes. Making those kinds of excuses for someone’s mistakes is just as bad as the mistake itself. She could have tried and helped Willy get better, but instead she just brushed everything off and made it look like Willy’s behavior was normal.
Miller, Arthur. "Death of a Salesman." Compact Literature. Ed. Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell. 8th ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2013. 1262-331. Print.