Was Linda Loman a loyal wife in Death of A Salesman?
There is no doubt that Linda Loman is an exceptional wife to Willy Loman. She is also a wonderful mother to Happy and Biff, that is, whenever she is allowed to raise the boys her way.
The most important points to take into consideration regarding Linda's loyalty to Willy go far beyond her support of his dreams, nor her assiduous attempts to mend the relationship between Willy and Biff. Those are important points, but there is a lot more to dwell into.
First: Linda keeps and protects Willy's role as the man of the house, and as the head of the household- Linda knows every single weakness that Willy Loman has. She knows that he has not been the best husband, nor the best provider. She also knows that he has not done much for her. However, the loyalty that she has for his role as her husband makes her submissiveness look less than a sacrifice and more like a proud role that she gladly accepts to take.
I don't say that he's a great man. Willy Loman never made a lot of money. His name was...
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