What is the nature of Willy and Linda’s relationship in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.  What does Linda believes is wrong with Will?.  Why does Willy treat her the way he does?  To what extent, if any, must Linda share the blame for what happens to Willy?  

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In Death of a Salesman , Willy and Linda Loman have a complex relationship in which Linda serves largely as an enabler to Willy’s dreams and fantasies.  A devoted and supporting wife – within certain limits – Linda takes care of the home and cooks the meals.  In addition to enduring Willy’s complaints and insults, Linda also serves as his defender against the criticisms of their sons, Biff and Happy.  From the outside, the Loman’s marriage would appear normal.  Behind the façade lies the truth about Willy’s affair and the dysfunctional relationships that permeate the home.  Further, it is eating away at Linda to see Willy, in the twilight of his life, not only failing to achieve any his professional ambitions, but to be suffering a deterioration of his mental capacity.  While she continues to humor Willy with respect to the latter’s dreams of a better life (“Before it's all over we're gonna get a little place out in the country, and I'll raise some vegetables, a...

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