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Death of a Salesman.
Transcript of Death of a Salesman.
instead of just lending him money all the time.
But Willy refuses because it would hurt his pride
to work for Charlie. It belittles Willy when Charlie offers him a job because
Willy sees it as pity, when really Willy needs the job, and
Charlie really does care about Willy and wants to help him.
His mind is telling him that he needs the money and cannot
be on the road any more, but it is also telling him that he
cannot take the job out of pity. "What'd you have to start that for? You see how
sweet he was as soon as you talked hopefully?
Come up and say good night to him. Don't let
him go to bed that way." Linda is always defending Willy, even when he is wrong. Linda is constantly pulling Willy, trying to get him to stay positive and be happy. She knows he has been trying to kill himself yet she acts like it is not happening.
After Willy yelled at her repeatdly for interrupting him, she still defended him to Biff.
Linda would take the hose off the radiator and replace it everynight, so that Willy would not know that she knew it was there. Linda always pulled Willy away from "the dark side", she never wanted him to say anything bad or do anything that could hurt him. She cared a lot about Willy, and he loved her but he wanted to do only what was in his mind, and that was to kill himself. In his mind he was the greater force that defeated what Linda wanted. "Time, William, time!" Ben is the ultimate force in "Death of a Salesman", through out the entire play he is convincing Willy that suicide is the right thing to do in his situation. Willy already thinks that killing himself will solve all the money issues in his life and make it easier for his family. So when Willy talks to Ben it enforces what he already thinks. Ben is everything Willy isn't; he went off and became rich, he adventured around the world.
Ben always appears in Willy's life when something bad has happend, like when he is fired or after the boys leave Willy at the resturant and he is outside planting carrots.
Ben is always in a hurry and never has much time, which kind of hurrys Willy into a decision. "And I never got anywhere because you blew me so full of hot air I could never stand taking orders from anybody! That's whose fault it is!"