Death of a Salesman

Who do you feel is the most/least sympathetic character?

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I would sympathize most with Linda Loman, Willy Lomans wife and the dutiful, obedient wife to Willy and mother of Biff and Happy, Linda Loman is the one person who supports Willy Loman, despite his often reprehensible treatment of her. She is a woman who has aged greatly because of her difficult life with her husband, whose hallucinations and erratic behavior she contends with alone. She is the moral center of the play, occasionally stern and not afraid to confront her sons about their poor treatment of their father. I have trouble with Willy Loman. He lives in a fatasy of the American dream that doesn't exist. His failures bring down his whole family.