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Willy returns home exhausted from his latest sales excursion. He worries because he is having difficulty remembering events, as well as staying focused on the present.
His wife, Linda, reassures him that he is only suffering from mental fatigue. Linda suggests that Willy should request a New York assignment rather than travel each week.
At first Willy hesitates, complaining that his boss Howard does not respect his contributions to the company and might not listen to him, but Linda encourages Willy to tell Howard of his accomplishments.
Willy decides to talk to Howard in the morning.
Willy and Linda argue about their son Biff. Willy calls Biff a "lazy bum," but Linda defends Biff on the premise that he is still trying to "find himself. Willy drifts back into the past, remembering how everyone admired Biff when he was in high school.
He comes out of his reverie and assures Linda that he is fine. He announces that he will no longer argue with Biff about his job. Linda suggests a picnic lunch, and Willy realizes that, all day, he thought he was driving the Chevy rather than the Studebaker.
When Willy returns home early from a sales trip, Linda casually asks if he wrecked the car.
Linda's question and Willy's annoyed response suggest that this conversation has happened before. He does not make excuses for himself but openly admits that he could not concentrate on his driving. In fact, several times, he forgot that he was driving.
Willy realizes something is wrong with him, and he is exhausted both physically and mentally. Scene 1 establishes the nature of the relationship between Willy and Linda.
Although Willy states exactly what happened, Linda provides him with opportunities to deny that anything is wrong with him. In this way, she attempts to protect him from seeing his own shortcomings.
She suggests the faulty steering on the Studebaker, as well as Willy's glasses, as possible reasons why he cannot drive properly.
Linda continues to support Willy, offering him excuses for his own behavior, as well as Biff's inability to maintain a steady job.
In general, Willy takes Linda for granted and does not appreciate her, except in rare moments of clarity, such as at the end of Scene 1 when he asks if she is worried about him.
During the majority of the play, Willy freely criticizes Linda and her opinion, unless they are alone together. As the scene progresses, Willy struggles to reconcile memories from the past with the events of the present. According to Willy, the glory of past events should be precursors to the reality of the present.
In other words, because he recollects such wonderful memories of order and success, these qualities should still exist for him in the present.
For example, Willy believes he should be recognized and respected at work because he established the company throughout New England and named his own boss. He is not respected, however, because he has lost the ability to sell merchandise effectively.
Things that Willy considers meaningful, such as past sales records and prior friendships, mean nothing in his current world, which is governed by the bottom line. These contradictions are not inconsistencies in Willy's outlook, but rather a consistent part of his character.
He customizes information, facts, and memories to fit his ideal perception of the world. When someone disagrees with Willy, he is insulted and becomes angry.
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A summary of Act II (continued) in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Death of a Salesman and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.
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Thesis Statement / Essay Topic #4: Death of a Salesman and Betrayal Betrayal is a thread that ties together much of the plot in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Willy Loman feels personally betrayed by his son Biff’s inability to succeed in life, despite what Willy sees as loving encouragement.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from ashio-midori.com