Death of a Salesman
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Stockings appear in a number of contexts in Death of a Salesman. Willy gives stockings to the woman he has an affair with, and repeatedly yells at Linda for mending her stockings in front of him (they seem to be a reminder of his affair and how he’s not providing for his family). Biff’s anger at his father’s affair gets similarly channeled into the stockings; ostensibly, they are the reason for his anger.