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  • Care Of Willy And Biff
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    Biff is one of the main characters in the play 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller. Biff is Willy's and Linda's son. He was the star of the football team and had scholarships to 3 college's, but he flunked math and couldn't graduate, so he tried to work at many different jobs, and failed at each. Finally, he decided to head out west, and work on farms. Biff came back home this spring, because he didn't know what he was doing with his life. Willy has mood swings and sometimes thinks very highl...
  • Willy's Son Biff
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    Death of a Salesman -Character Sketches In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the main character, Willy Loman, is a struggling salesman. Toward the end of the play, Willy commits suicide by crashing his car. Willy Loman is a complex character who confuses illusion with reality. In a way, Willy has two personalities in this play. The one we see in the present action is a tired man in his sixties. The other Willy is the one we see in flashbacks. He is young and confident. In Act Two, S...
  • Room For Willy In New York
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    Death of a Salesman is a play by Arthur Miller. It takes place in New York. It is about a man named Willy Loman. He has been traveling salesman for the Wagner Company for 34 years. He has a wife named Linda, and two sons named Biff and Happy. Happy lives in New York, and works in a department store. After 14 years, Biff finally comes home, looking for a job in New York. Willy is so happy that his sons are with him, that he decides to ask his Boss if he can have a job in New York, rather than New...
  • Happy Leaves Willy Alone In The Restaurant
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    Death of a Salesman Plot for Acts 1 and 2 In the beginning of the play, the main character, Willy Lowman, has just returned home after finding himself unable to concentrate on driving. His wife, Linda, suggests that he ask for a job in New York so that he won't have to drive so much. Willy insists, however, that it is vital to his company that he works in New England. Willy asks Linda about his son, Biff, who has just come home after being away for several years. He can't understand why Biff is ...
  • Unattainable By Willy And His Sons
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    Amidst Willy's late-night yelling, Charley, a neighbor and friend of the family, enters from outside, wondering what all the commotion is about. He starts a card game with Willy in order to settle him down. Out of friendship, he offers Willy a job after hearing about his problems as a salesman. Willy is quick to take offense at this offer, saying that he already has a good job. Later, when Willy brings up the subject of Biff, Charley advises Willy to give up on his son. "When a deposit bottle is...
  • Willy's Dream
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    In "Death of a salesman", Willy Loman's values are very much skewed. He is focused on ideals that are dedicated to success in a world which has no room for non-achievers. Willy's life was built of false dreams and hopes. His main values in life are money and being well liked. These beliefs are expressed throughout the entire story. He says "Be liked and you will never want". Willy also complains that Biff '... has yet to make thirty-five dollars a week!' The importance of being well-liked, physi...
  • Cards Charley Offers Willy A Job
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    Death of a Salesman In the beginning of the play, the central character, Willy Lowman, has just returned home after finding himself incapable to focus on driving. His wife, Linda, suggests that he ask for a job in New York so that he won't have to drive so much. Willy insists, however, that it is crucial to his company that he works in New England. Willy asks Linda about his son, Biff, who has just come home after being away for numerous years. He can't comprehend why Biff is unable to get a goo...
  • Willy's Failure And Lack Of Reality
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    In Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, Willy Loman's life seems to be slowly deteriorating. It is clear that Willy's predicament is of his own doing, and that his own foolish pride and ignorance lead to his downfall. Willy's self-destruction involved the uniting of several aspects of his life and his lack of grasping reality in each, consisting of, his relationship with his wife, his relationship and manner in which he brought up his children, Biff and Happy, and lastly his inability to produ...
  • Biff Loman Unlike Willy And Happy
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    Plot Overview As a flute melody plays, Willy Loman returns to his home in Brooklyn one night, exhausted from a failed sales trip. His wife, Linda, tries to persuade him to ask his boss, Howard Wagner, to let him work in New York so that he won't have to travel. Willy says that he will talk to Howard the next day. Willy complains that Biff, his older son who has come back home to visit, has yet to make something of himself. Linda scolds Willy for being so critical, and Willy goes to the kitchen f...
  • Biff And Willy
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    In order to really understand Willy Loman, from Arthur Miller's play Death Of A Salesman, the reader must analyze the way his character is developed. Studying his thoughts, actions, how he relates to other characters and how other characters relate to him enables the reader to come to an understanding of the world in which Willy lives in. Although Willy sometimes has flashbacks, examining them, as well as his thoughts, helps the reader to understand and relate to him better. Willy had very high,...
  • Cards Charley Offers Willy A Job
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    Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN Plot Summary In the beginning of the play, the main character, Willy Lowman, has just returned home after finding himself unable to concentrate on driving. His wife, Linda, suggests that he ask for a job in New York so that he won t have to drive so much. Willy insists, however, that it is vital to his company that he work in New England. Willy asks Linda about his son, Biff, who has just come home after being away for several years. He can t understand why Bi...
  • Willy's Expectations Of Biff
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    The Death of A Salesman: How Biff Shows Irresponsibility Have you ever felt as if you do not know what to do with your life? Everyone does sometimes, but certain people are like that their whole life. These people are irresponsible and depend on others to survive. In 'Death of a Salesman', Biff is one of these people. He is irresponsible because he depends on Happy, depends on Willy, and does not know what to do for a living. Biff looks up on Happy as an example of good life. It seems to him tha...
  • Willy Sta The Seeds At Night
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    Death of a Salesman: Symbols Many symbols are incorporated into the play 'Death of a Sales man' and they in turn relate to both character and theme. The hose, tape recorder and the seeds are some of these symbols. The hose in Miller's drama directly relates to the theme of d each. The hose isa line attached to the gas main in Willy's house which allows him to sn if f the gas. This action can be seen as Willy's suicide wish, and escape from the realities of life. As seen in the loss of his job an...
  • Willy's Relationship With Biff
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    Instability Lead Life to Its End The character Willy Loman from the play Death of a Salesman has been read throughout the years with distinct interpretations. Many people have given different reasons to what led to Willy's tragic fate. One interpretation I took was that Willy's instability in his life led to his death. Some point that led in to my interpretation were his early family life, his relationship with Biff, and his job. Willy's early family life was a difficult one with its many incons...
  • Willy's Wife Linda
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    The Dysfunctional Family In Arthur Miller's drama, "Death of a Salesman" the protagonist is a sixty-year-old salesperson by the name of Willy Loman. Willy suffers from self-delusion and is obsessed with the desire to succeed. Willy's actions strongly influence his family, which contributes to their self-delusions. Willy's wife Linda is an enabler and is codependent upon him. Linda encourages and participates in Willy's delusions. She is unselfish and her life revolves around Willy and their two ...
  • Biffs Face And Willy
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    Biff / Willy - Turning Points A major turning point in the story Death of a Salesman occurs on pages 1394 and 1395. The scene is Willy walking into Charley's office and he sees Bernard (Charley's son) waiting in the waiting room. Willy sits next to Bernard and starts to have a conversation with him. The conversation starts out casual, then Willy asks Bernard where did he go wrong with Biff (Willy's son). Bernard tells Willy that Biff was prepared to attend summer school and Willy was surprised. ...
  • Willy's Unrealistic Views And Expectations
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    I believe that the main downfall of the Loan family was Willy's refusal to face reality. There are many examples of Willy's inability to face reality within the novel. He lived in a fantasy world. One of the key examples was when Howard fired Willy. Willy was a horrible salesman who never was able to sell anything and deserved what was coming to him. He just couldn't's ee this because he wouldn't face the facts. Another prime example of Willy not being able to face reality involved his oldest so...
  • Willy's Worthlessness As A Salesmen
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    Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesmen" was portrayed as a multi-faced, hypocritical man who did nothing but lie to himself about what he and his family were. Howard, Bernard, and Charlie show his personalities. Howard is very harsh and straight forward with Willy and shows the audience how worthless he is, whether or not Willy himself realizes it yet. Howard tells Willy "I don't want you to represent us anymore" and Willy realizes he is being fired. It shows that Willy is so obsess...
  • Happy And Willy
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    ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERS IN DEATH OF ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERS IN DEATH OF A SALES MAN In this paper I? m going to focus on the themes, and also do an analysis of the main characters in the book. I? m going to focus on the theme of the concept of illusion and reality and the nature of the characters and their impact and contribution to the play. The main theme in Death of a Salesman is illusion versus reality. Willy has lived his entire life in a world of illusions. These illusions include Wi...
  • Dreams Of Biff Being
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    Biff's Role In "Death Of A Salesman " Biff's Role In "Death Of A Salesman' The Importance of Biff's Role in? Death of a Salesman? The play? Death of a Salesman? , by Arthur Miller, follows the life of Willy Loman, a self-deluded salesman who lives in utter denial, always seeking the? American Dream, ? and constantly falling grossly short of his mark. The member's of his immediate family, Linda, his wife, and his two sons, Biff and Happy, support his role. Of these supportive figures, Biff's char...

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