Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of the way the Loman house is presented when the play begins?
2. Why has Willy unexpectedly returned from his journey?
3. What is Linda's attitude to Willy's return?
4. In the first few minutes of the play, what indications are there that Willy has an affinity with the artistic and creative?
5. In what way is Linda realistic about life?
6. In what sense is Willy ironic when he comments that it is obscene for Biff not to have found himself by the age of thirty-four?
7. What erratic behavior of Willy's indicates that he is disintegrating emotionally?
8. How does Biff respond to Happy's question about his plans for the future?
9. What does Biff suggest he and Happy do to change their lives?
10. What does this conversation with Biff reveal about Happy's character?
11. What is revealed about Willy during his hallucinatory return to the past?
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