"I don't say he's a great man. Willy Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He's not to be allowed to fall into his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must be finally paid to such a person."
Linda laments the state that is Willy. She recognizes, clearly, what he was in his life time - and what he was not. Of course, to put such words out there in the open about one's spouse is a major feat, in and of itself. Here Linda is seen denouncing all that Willy was, yet, in the very same instance, she is calling to all to remmeber Willy for his being: human. Linda notes that he deserves treatment in line with whatever treatment anyone would afford to an achieved person - especially with the very precious state of mind Willy is in during the play.
Linda's call to afford her husband grace is a call to all of humanity to behave as and act like humans - with grace and unfledging support, especially in times of meltdown.Posted by KatieAikins at December 3, 2005 3:21 PM