Theme Of Family In Death Of A Salesman

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In the Death of a Salesman which main character seems most likely to be the classic enabler that tends to lead the family in its dysfunctional family dynamics? It has to be Linda Loman the wife of Willy Loman the highly respected “New England’s salesman” and mother to two sons Biffy, And Happy Loman. In the book there is an enabler for the family’s problems that seems to cause the conflicts between the family members that enabler is Linda Loman. 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…show more content…
“I’m in great shape as far as that’s the concerned,” Biff is supporting the illusion the Loman family just created to avoid the tensions and their actual problems so that Willy will calm down from his episode of false reality. (Miller 63) Right after the fight was cut short by Willy freaking out and escaping into his false sense of reality again Linda confronted Biff and Happy and told them to never look down on their father. Even though she knows he has never succeeded in anything in his life and barely provided for them since he cannot even earn a paycheck now and that they have been living off their neighbor Charlie’s $50 every week. Charlie had even offered Willy a job but Willy refused based on his pride even after Willy was fired from his job he still refused the job offer from Charlie. “Listen, if they steal any more from that building the watchman will put the cops on them!,” Charley is trying to protect Biff and Happy from getting arrested from stealing from the development across the street since Willy has convinced his kids that they need to do whatever it takes to get on top especially if it’s from being well liked.(Miller 50) Since

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