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Is Linda a good Wife? and How do parents ruin their children's life?, Death of a Salesman

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Academic Writing Essay Is Linda a good wife? The real meaning of good wife does not exist. People have different thoughts of how a good wife should be. For some people being a good wife means to do what a husbands wants her to do. To others a good wife means to do what she thinks it is better for her family. In the book "Death of a Salesman", by Arthur Miller for example, Linda is Willy�s loyal wife that tries to make her husband believe on what he always wanted to get, future glory and success. At other times, she seems to be more realistic and less fragile than Willy. One way of explaining why is Linda a loyal wife is talking about how she supports her husband. ...read more.

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In conclusion, an exact meaning of good wife can not be defined because it depends on what each person thinks. There can be a standard meaning of how a good wife should be but it is always going to be an incomplete or false definition. How do parents ruin their children's future? The job of the parents is to expose their child to as much as possible so that the child will be able to make educated decisions, if they are unsuccessful in this endeavor, then they can ruin the future of their child. For example, in the book "Death of a Salesman," by Arthur Miller, Willy attempted to make his sons, Biff and Happy, into successful people, unfortunately, his version of success is not the same as theirs. ...read more.

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Another way Willy fails as a father is that he doesn't show his sons the different opportunities and alternatives in life. It leaves Happy only one path to follow. He observes his father working hard everyday and earning very little and he thinks it is the only option in life. Maybe Happy had more potential than his father allowed. Furthermore, the most tragic affect Willy has on his sons occurs when Willy commits suicide. As a result, Biff, influenced by his father's ideas, becomes a salesman in New York to vindicate his father's death. Even though Biff was the only one who saw Willy for who he really was, he still decided not to follow his own dream of being a farmer. Ultimately, Willy had many negative influences on his sons. He limited what they could become by having such a narrow version of the American Dream. As a result, Biff and Happy are doomed to the life of a salesman as well. ...read more.

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