In the course of Death of a Salesman, do any of the Lomans learn anything particularly significant or change in any significant way?

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Most of the Loman family learns something important, or changes in some way. Linda is finally free from debt, and in an incredibly sad way, free from the burden of Willy. She recognizes what Willy has tried to do for her, but one may assume that her life will grow...

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Most of the Loman family learns something important, or changes in some way. Linda is finally free from debt, and in an incredibly sad way, free from the burden of Willy. She recognizes what Willy has tried to do for her, but one may assume that her life will grow better from this point on. Biff has finally come to understand his father, and in turn, understand himself. He seems determined not to be anything other than what he is, which may suggest happier times for him as well. Happy has changed too, although not necessarily for the better. Instead, he has taken up the mantle of Willy's dreams, pledging himself to keep his father's hopes alive.

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