You’re my foundation and my support, Linda.

– Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman, Act 1. Willy has a moment of recogition of Linda’s value, using a metaphor to compare his supportive wife to the foundations of a building. Linda is without doubt the foundation of the Loman family, a devoted wife and mother who looks after the family finances and mediates between her sons and their father. But Willy does not always follow her advice or put her interests first.