Biff in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
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This paper argues that like his father, Biff Loman suffers from the tumultuous interplay of self-knowledge and self-delusion throughout the play; but that unlike Willy, this inner conflict in Biff breaks out into the open and ultimately enables him to acquire a degree of true self-understanding that his father failed to acquire.
From the Paper:"The play "Death of a Salesman" is probably the most well-known work of Arthur Miller, and since it was first published and performed in 1949, it has become a staple of the American theater and beyond. It has also become a much-examined and discussed play both in academic circles and popular culture. Although the majority of the attention in analyses of the play over the decades has been upon its main character, anti-hero Willy Loman, there are other characters in the play who are also worthy of comment and exploration. Arguably the second most important character in the play is..."
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