Houses Covered by Leaves “ A melody is heard, played upon a flute.
In bot my rereadings I never thought much about hese things: the flute, the grass, the trees, the horizon.
Thi dream begins with a melody played upon a flute somewhere in South Dakota.
At the en of the dream Willy is four ears old.
His ather plays a flute he has carved with his own hands.
In he lov, Willy and his sons hunt snakes and rabbits in Brooklyn.
He ’ s proud of how his sons simonize the car.There are two elm trees where Willy and Biff hang a swing.
In reality, the trees are gone, the grass won ’ t grow, and the Loman house is boxed in by apartment buildings on both sides.
By he time the mortgage is paid, there ’ s no one left to live in thi mansio.
Houses boxed in by apartment buildings on either side.
“ nly the music of the violi is left on the darkening stage as over the house the hard towers of the apartment buildings rise into sharp focus, and The Curtain Falls ” ( 139) A Diamond, Shining in the DarkIn the end, I tell myself if Biff was right, if Willy “ had the wrong dreams ” ( 138).