Willy's wife. She remains devoted to him even as he betrays her at two major points during the play: committing adultery with The Woman as a younger man, and committing suicide with the deluded belief that he will solve the family's problems by doing so. As the person closest to Willy, she realizes that he is trying to kill himself, and exhorts her sons to show him more love. However, she is as responsible for his death as any of the other characters, as her encouragement fuels Willy in his doomed pursuit of glory.
Linda Loman Quotes in Death of a Salesman
The Death of a Salesman quotes below are all either spoken by Linda Loman or refer to Linda Loman. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Classics edition of Death of a Salesman published in 2011.
Linda: Willy, darling, you're the handsomest man in the world—
Willy: Oh, no, Linda.
Linda: To me you are. The handsomest.
Related Characters:Willy Loman (speaker), Linda Loman (speaker)
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I don't say he's a great man. Willy Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper... But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He's not to be allowed to fall into his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must be finally paid to such a person.
Related Characters:Linda Loman (speaker), Willy Loman