Willy Bums Quotes

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As someone grows up, sometimes people grow up to act like their parents. A good example of this is found in the novel called Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller. In the book, there is a character named Willy and his son named Biff. They both hate each other because they see themselves in each other. There are three traits that they don’t like, the fact that they are both bums, they hate the city and they what a farm, but they can’t. Some would say that Willy and Biff do not see them self in each other In the novel Death of a Salesman. This may be the case, however, it overlooks the fact that the Death of a Salesman they do see them self in each other and they hate themselves for it. In the novel, Willy and Biff think that that they are both bums. As Willy talking to his …show more content…

Willy shares his thoughts about the city by saying, “I don’t want change!" and has he open the window, “the way they boxed us in here" he continued saying," they should've had a law against apartment houses"(17). These quotes show that Willy does not like the tall buildings and the fact that the nature being overrun by buildings. Though he might want to go away from it, he can't, the reason for this is that he has a lot of bills to pay off and there is not enough to move out. Biff talking to Linda furiously," I hate this city and I’ll stay here"(58). In Death of a Salesman, as Happy, Linda and Biff were talking to each other, Biff says," They've laugh at Dad for years, and you know why? Because we don't belong in this nuthouse of a city! We should be mixing cement on some open plain"(61). These two quotes show that, like Willy, Biff also does not like how the city is closing in on them. Biff also wants to go away from it from it all, but he too does not have the money to go where they want to go. This is one way that they hate each other, but them hating that both have the same dream is another way they hate each

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