Death of a Salesman Act 1 Essay

1002 Words May 11th, 2013 5 Pages
Ikra Gunay 03/13/2013
Mrs. Parsons Act I Essay Death of a Salesman In “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, in the Act I, the author emphasizes the relationship between Willy and Linda in different ways by showing the love of Linda towards Willy and how she admires him. And also, she always shows her patient when Willy gets angry easily. The relationship between Willy and Biff is different from the past. Willy’s relationship with Biff is complicated. Biff is everything for Willy and Biff believed that Willy is the greatest father in the world, but in the present Biff doesn’t think like that anymore. The relationship between Willy and Linda is very special because they love each other. Linda admires him and
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He thought Willy is the greatest father in the world. He wanted to be like him, he wanted to travel with him. But in the present he doesn’t think like that anymore because he thinks he is not making future and not making money. He thinks this is because of Willy. When Linda starts taking care of him again, Biff says “Stop making excuses for him! He always, always wiped the floor with you. Never had an ounce of respect for you.” and “He’s got no character-Charley wouldn’t do this. Not in his own house-spewing out that vomit from his mind.” This shows how Biff is mad at Willy. Biff is actually lost and doesn’t know what to do for a living. Now he can’t go to college because he concentrated on football when he was in high school. This pushes Biff to find a goal to reach his strong dreams. In the first Act, the author emphasized that Linda is the only person that admires Willy. She never let anyone to humiliate him. Linda loves him and this keeps him motivated to continue. Also, at the end of the first Act, Willy says “First thing in the morning everything will be all right.” And then he says “Gee look at the moon moving between two buildings!” This shows that he is not feeling boxed-in, because he is hopeful, he says “Like a young god. Hercules - something like that. And the sun, the sun all around him. Remember how he waved to me? Right up from the field, with the representatives of three colleges standing by? And the buyers I brought, and the

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