Capitalism in “Death of a Salesman”, is undermining to the human spirit and human condition. In “Death of a Salesman”, money was the Loman’s biggest issue. That’s is not to say that if he had money it would not have made things better.
Willy left home with financial problems, he came home with financial problems. To Willy it was never enough. He never made enough, he wasn’t the man that he portrayed to be to the children. But with Willy it was always his bills, bills, bills. “Willy: What do we owe?Linda: Well, on the first there’s sixteen dollars on the refrigerator-Willy: Why sixteen?Linda: Well, the fan belt broke, so it was a dollar eighty. Willy: But it’s brand new.Order now
Linda: Well, the man said that’s the way it is. Till they work themselves in, y’know. Willy: I hope we don’t get stuck on that machine. Linda: They got the biggest ads of any of them!Willy: I know, it’s a fine machine. What else?Linda: Well, There’s nine-sixty for the washing machine.
And for the vacuum cleaner there’s three and a half due on the fifteenth. Then the roof you got twenty-one dollars remaining. Willy: It don’t leak, does it?Linda: No, they did a wonderful job. Then you owe Frank for the carburetor.
“QUALLS 2Linda Loman, was the wife of Willy Loman. She never complained about money, her biggest issue was to make sure that her husband didn’t run himself raggedy with mental problems. She always thought that they would make it. Linda was very assertive, and never had anything bad to say.
“Willy: You’re not worried about me, are you, sweetheart?Biff: What’s the matter?Happy: Listen!Linda: You’ve got too much on the ball to worry about. Willy: You’re my foundation and my support, Linda. Linda: Just relax, dear. You make mountains out of molehills. “Happy Loman is one of Willy Lomans son. He has a stable job and he loans his mother money from time to time.
Happys only thing is that at work he doesn’t get the kind of recognition that he feels that he deserves, and that no one understands his father.