Yet the stooped figure of Willy Loman has entered our consciousness and is connected with our time. The wonder is that he has hung on so long.
The younger Linda enters and Ben meets her. Even Willy's name seems to be a gauntlet thrown down in the face of the critics. There, Arthur Miller directed the play himself. The salesman part is what he does to stay alive.
He laughs. Howard soon re-enters and tells Willy to take some time off.