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Essay | "Death of a Salesman": Linda the Destroyer

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"Death of a Salesman": Linda the Destroyer

Summary: Linda Loman serves as the destroyer of her family in the play "Death of a Salesman." Serving as the family's only link to reality in the wake of a circle of lies, Linda did nothing to try to get them to see that reality, instead opting to encourage the lies and hide the truth. Linda probably thought she was doing her family a favor by not telling them the truth, but she actually caused a bigger problem for an already dysfunctional family.
Death of a Salesman

In the play Death of a Salesman, Linda Loman serves as the family's destroyer. Linda realizes, throughout the play, that her family is caught up in a bunch of lies. Linda is the only person that can fix the problem and she doesn't.

The first instance where Linda Loman serves as the family destroyer is in Act when Willy Loman comes home and tells her, "I suddenly couldn't drive any more. The car kept going off onto the shoulder, y'know?" (1402). Linda replies, "Oh. Maybe it was the steering again. I don't think Angelo knows the Studebaker" (1402). Willy says, "No, it's me, it's me. Suddenly I realize I'm going sixty miles an hour and I don't remember the last five minutes. I'm--I can't seem to-- keep my mind to it" (1402). Linda says, "Maybe it's your glasses. You never went for...

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