Death of a Salesman-Linda Monologue

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This is a monologue for Linda, from the play ‘Death of a Salesman.’

(Linda enters the kitchen stage right; walking at a fast pace. She places a basket of washing near the fridge and then looks up hopelessly at the ceiling she then lifts her hands up as if questioning someone.)

Linda: Why Willy, Why? Why did you have to go and do this to us all? How do you except me to cope will all the jobs you have left upon me now?

Linda: How am I going to cope without you? You are very selfish Willy, very selfish for doing this to us all but…but you have always done the best for us. Billy and Happy are blaming themselves and I do sometimes, I sometimes do. We haven’t done anything wrong, but then again I feel I have and maybe Biff and Happy could have done more to stop you from becoming so stressed.

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(Linda starts to sob quietly and then she places her hands in her lap. Linda sits on the kitchen chair for a moment and seems to look angry and uneasy. She walks towards the front door, looks out of the small window in the door and then walks back to the chair, where she sits down and starts to reminisce about certain actions in the past.)

Linda: If only I had seen this coming, maybe I could have helped you. I could see you weren’t well and that you were suffering with work and not having enough money, ...

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