Biff Loman Argumentative Essay

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The life one chooses to live is not necessarily a choice. At a young age parents imprint their own views and beliefs on the young moldable child whether they mean to or not. The views ones obtained when you are older are inevitably based upon the ones that their parents had expressed when they were younger. The idea of right and wrong or good and bad come from the way a child is raised and often the views that is taught to a child by their parents is not commonly accepted and creates a harder life in the future for the child. As a young man, Biff Loman struggles in life because of the bad and negative teachings from his father Willy Loman. Being raised in contrary to popular belief and being blind to right and wrong his entire life, Biff could …show more content…

“No. Didn’t. Didn’t do a damn thing. How do you like that, heh? Left him babbling in a toilet.” (Miller 124) This quote shows the first example of Biff learning to not get involved and distancing himself. It may seem as if he didn’t care about his father or that he wasn’t sorry when his mother asked him, but it actually was a solid attempt to stand up for himself and the path that he may wish to take in life. At this point Biff did not truly know his end goal in life, but he finally desired the freedom to find it out for himself. Willy loved Biff and even if he strayed from what he knew was right, he had pure intentions in raising his children. When Biff began to understand that even though he knows his fathers true intentions, he still needed to realize that he didn’t have to follow the wrong teachings of his father any longer but rather better himself as a …show more content…

Without knowing, Biff Loman had responsible man inside of him stand up. Biff knew that he could not be around his father because it ultimately ends up hurting both Biff and Willy and everyone around them. Biff knew he needed to leave but he wanted to leave differently than he had in the past. He wanted to leave on a good note. “Pop, get this now, will you? Everytime I’ve left it’s been a fight that sent me out of here. Today I realized something about myself and I tried to explain it to you and I—I think I’m just not smart enough to make any sense out of it for you…”(Miller 128) In this last attempt to mend the shattered relationship between Biff and his father, Willy continues to hide behing the mask of a man that is not happy with who he is but refuses show it. He is stuck in his way even when Biff try’s to be the bigger person he can not allow himself to back down and admit what he has done

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