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Biff and Happy in "Death of a Salesman"
An analysis of Biff and Happy in Arthur Miller's play, "Death of a Salesman".
# 125007 | 1,000 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American)

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This paper analyzes Biff and Happy, Willy Loman's two sons in "Death of a Salesman", to determine which is more likely to lapse into his father's fate and which is redeemable. The paper argues that Biff is the redeemable one.

From the Paper:

"In Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman", Willy Loman and his sons Biff and Happy are all plagued by failure. Willy has fixated on imitating a successful salesman, Dave Singleman, who never had to leave his hotel room to make an abundance of sales and whose funeral was attended by many people. Willy sees being well liked as the key to achieving similar success. Encouraging his older son Biff to be well liked, Willy leads Biff to steal which causes him to be..."

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