The Dysfunctional Family
In Arthur Miller's drama, " Death of a Salesman" the protagonist is actually a sixty-year-old salesman by the name of Willy Loman. Willy suffers from self-delusion and is captivated with the desire to succeed. Willy's actions strongly impact his relatives, which plays a part in their self-delusions. Willy's wife Linda is an enabler and is codependent upon him. Linda stimulates and participates in Willy's delusions. She's unselfish and her life revolves around Willy and their two boys Biff and Completely happy. The Lomans are definitely a dysfunctional relatives due to their insufficient communication, admiration, and probe.
The basis for any healthy marriage is communication. Communication is something the Lomans usually do not practice often , and when they are doing, it generally ends in a shouting match. Willy features extremely poor listening expertise, which is a significant part of connection. When Willy goes to talk to Howard about getting a job in Nyc, Willy will talk over Howard whenever he'd say whatever Willy would not want to hear. Howard leaves Willy in the office alone to greet persons outside. Willy then sees this him self saying, " Pull myself together! The actual hell performed I say to him? My God, I was yelling in him! How can I! " (Miller 1350; all site references in order to the class textual content, The Small Bedford Introduction to Literature, five th education. ). Willy however , can be not the only member of the Loman relatives with problems communicating. Everybody in the friends and family has a behavior of interrupting one another, this really is obvious the moment Biff and Linda are talking about Willy's car accidents: " Biff: ( sharply but contained): What woman? (Linda simultaneously): В…and this womanВ…Linda: What? Biff: Nothing. Just do it. Linda: What did you say? Biff: Nothing. I recently said what woman? " (Miller 1339). This is a typical conversation in the Loman home interrupting one another, not listening to each other, and lack of affinity for what the other person are saying.