Study Guide

Death of a Salesman Characters

By Arthur Miller

Willy Loman

You were probably aching throughout this play to shove a mirror in front of Willy Loman's face...

Linda Loman

Linda is Willy's doting wife. She refuses to see through her husband's lies. This is a woman on...

Biff Loman

Don't let Biff's tough-guy name deceive you. He's not just the big, dumb lump that his name...

Happy Loman

Happy might as well be Willy Jr., because this apple hasn't fallen far from the tree. Though he...

Charley

Charley is Willy's longtime neighbor who is just plain nice. He functions as a voice of reason...

Bernard

Charley's son, Bernard, is as different from Biff as Charley is from Willy. While Biff was a...

Ben

Ben is Willy's adventurous and lucky older brother. Of course, he's dead, so he only appears in...