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Death of a Salesman Quotes by Arthur Miller

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We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. In this scene, Linda also talks about the house being empty now, without Willy, and with the boys finally growing up and making something of themselves. So, the house has gone from a home for the children and the family, to an empty home with only Linda. Biff believes that his father was a man of the soil, and was following the wrong dreams. He seemed to feel that it was the dream that he had to follow, there was no other.

Scene 5 continues in the past where Scene 4 ended. Linda enters the kitchen carrying a basket of laundry. Biff orders Happy and his friends, who are waiting down in the cellar, to help with the chores.
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There are hardly any traveling salesmen now, and yet we are almost all Willy Loman. We remember the home run we hit to win the big game in high school, when in fact we rode the bench at P. We imagine that our diligence and smarts have put us on the partner track, when in our heart of hearts we know we will eventually work for an insurance company as assistant in-house counsel. We puff up our past and our present in order to imagine a glorious future just around the corner, when in fact it is not even around the world. Willy is us writ large, which is why Death of a Salesman remains as fresh and relevant as anything from Guirgis or Gunderson despite its grounding in the now-distant past. Willy is a legend in his own mind; and his children, following his example and his teachings, are legends in their own minds too. America is a nation of salesmen, and the thing we sell most persistently is ourselves.

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  1. Death of a Salesman begins in the home of Willy Loman. His wife, Linda, reassures him that he is only suffering from mental fatigue. In Act I, Scene 1, Miller introduces the three major themes of Death of a Salesman: denial, contradiction, and order versus disorder.

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