Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had. While Linda enabled him, Willy could not help himself too keep ruining the good opportunities he had and turning them into some factious reality. At Willy`s funeral Biff comes to the realization that his father had all the wrong dreams and visions of success. Willy`s only dream was the fake “American Dream” that people believe will happen overnight. Willy`s failed attempts and happiness bonded into one and played a part into him creating this false reality and persona that he was the best salesman and that he was well loved by everyone around him.
Willy believes that Biff will pass even though he is flunking math (27). Willy thinks no matter what will happen that Biff will always be successful no matter if he fails or if he just stays around the house.” When this game over is over, you’ll be laughing on the other side of your face they’ll be calling him another red grange” Willy says to charley because he thinks Biff will have his success. Will you let me go for Christ sakes? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens? Willy just believes that he will be successful.
People could have learned certain characteristics from a family member and this may lead them to act just like them. In the book, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, there are many different places that show Willy and Biff criticizing each other and talking badly about each other due to their similarities. However, some people have pointed out that they feel Willy and Biff still do not have enough in common with each other. This may be the case; however, it lacks the evidence. Biff and Willy hate each other and complain and criticize each other because of all the things that they have in common.
Willy is contemplating his life and realises the only way to improve the wellbeing of his family is by committing suicide so that his family can claim his insurance money to set up a business. With no hesitation Willy starts to write.) I’ve had enough, today I’ve decided to cash in the chips for the wellbeing of everyone in this beautiful household, I thought I would be able to settle down now that Biff had met up with Bill Oliver. All I ever wanted to see was Biff grow up to be the man I panned him out to be, which is becoming a better salesman than me Biffo had it all, he was charming and well liked but I guess it was never meant to be. As I reminisce I realise that I am to blame for Biff’s fall, back in Boston Biffo witnessed what no being should ever witness, something that no loving husband should do to their wife, down in Boston I had a mistress of whom I would regularly visit whenever I needed some company.
Linda says this to Biff and Happy who both have been blind to Willy’s situation which is a reflection of the upper classes’ blindness towards the situation of the lowers classes. In addition the repetition of this line as well as the double “attention” and the addition of the word “finally” in the final utterance of the line all add significance to the urgency of the message that
The most common character that carries that trait is of course Willy. Willy shows betrayal from the very beginning, when the author told us about Willys’ affair. By having an affair, Willy not only betrayed Linda but he also betrayed Biff as he lost his trust. The reason why he might betray a lot is because he is afraid of betrayal and so in order to overcome it and not feel like he was ever betrayed, he goes and betrays. As mentioned above, Willy reflects Biffs’ failure in business as a reflection of his own dreams of succeeding although he only succeeded for a short while in his life.
Introduction Death of salesman talks about the loss of distinctiveness and the inability of man to accept alteration between himself and the society that he lives in. it is a medley of flashbacks, imaginations, conflicts, and effects, all of which make up the final day of Willy Loman’s life. It also revolves around events that Willy Loman is involved with his present and his past which makes him worry about his future. The play is made up of three main themes. These themes are rejection, inconsistency, and instruction versus disorder.
He chose to follow the paycheck that comes with the job instead of the love he felt for the job. He loved building things and work that required his hands. There is a quote in the play where Biff, Willy’s son, says, “He had the wrong dreams. All, all wrong” (Miller 136). Willy did go after the wrong dream.
Biff tells Willy to stop expecting big things from him because he is happy being who he is. Biff starts out in the play as lost but shows growth and maturity by finally accepting what really makes him feel