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Death of a Salesman. What do you think makes this conversation between Biff and Linda so moving and sad at this moment in the play?

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What do you think makes this conversation between Biff and Linda so moving and sad at this moment in the play? In the play ?Death of a salesman?, Arthur Miller have made this conversation between Biff and Linda so moving and sad in the manner of which by displaying Linda?s unwavering devotion to her husband Willy, in stark contrast to the nature of the conflicting relationship between Biff and Willy. These points are skillfully heightened by Miller?s use of language and techniques such as characterization, dialogue and stage direction. Miller have made this conversation between Biff and Linda so moving through the context of Linda?s unwavering devotion to her husband, Willy. ...read more.

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This therefore make Biff [evasively] says: ?I?m not hateful, mom.? Biff is pressurized by the weight of hopes and expectations his father gave him since he was young, thus this even make the reader feels even more moving and sad due to Biff?s parents weighing him down while he himself desperately says ?I?m trying Mom,? revealing the misery of the Loman family under the influence of the American Dream. Miller have also made this conversation between Biff and Linda so sad and moving through Biff?s caring attitude towards Linda through dialogue and stage direction. Here the reader can acknowledge how much Biff cares for Linda when he [touches her hair]. ...read more.

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In conclusion, Arthur Miller is able to weave an intricate web of different intepretations and ideas and brings out the most sympethatic emotion could expressed for the audience during this conversation between Biff and Linda-while Linda pours all of her heart out for Willy and introduces the theme of denial where she follows along with what Willy does. Biff has become the victim of the environment, where to an extent, is forced to conform to the ideals that Willy, the American society, has created. I think what most driven the audience to feel so sad is that through this conversation, they can see how the American Dream represents false hopes and values and it?s in fact an unattainable dream that causes destruction for the Loman family- the only thing that can keep us alive. ...read more.

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