At times, Willy even believes these lies himself. At one point in the play, Willy tells his family of how well-liked he is in all of his towns and how vital he is to New England. Later, however, he tells Linda that no one remembers him and that the people laugh at him behind his back. As this demonstrates, Willy's need to feel well-liked also causes him to become intensely paranoid. When his son, Biff, for example, is trying to explain why he cannot become successful, Willy believes that Biff is just trying to spite him.
Willy always choose Biff over Happy when they were younger and now Happy feels he must act like Biff in order to appeal to his father. When Willy realized he wouldn’t be able to live out hi ream he invested all his hopes into his sons, and became disappointed in the way they turned out, not realizing that his shallow dream of success has influenced both Biff's disillusionment and Happy's shallowness. Biff Loman is desperate to impress and please Willy. He tries to follow in his father’s footsteps but even after years of trying is unable to meet his father’s standards of success. Unlike Willy and Happy, Biff does not have materialistic dreams; he is self-aware and values the ...
This when he began to sell himself to people so he would be loved and admired by people after his day has come. This ideology that Willy had messed with his family. For starter, his wife Linda thinks of her husband as a great salesman and husband. She has no idea that it is just a character that Willy has been playing for all those years. This ideology puts a gap between him and his son Biff that never gets fully put back together.
Happy seemingly cares little for his father as an adult, as is obvious when he cho... ... middle of paper ... ...ed: each one layered on deep love and faith; lies and hurt. Willy gambles everything he has- and more- on Biff, even though he seems to hate his son at times. This is most likely because Willy knew Biff knew his dirty little secret, and could not stand to think that his actions may have harmed his child’s balance. Yet it is ironic that Willy Loman’s legacy, based on the insurance money- is not used by the son he loved best, but by the one who always came in second. It leaves the audience wondering if Happy loved his father more than the worshipped Biff, or if Biff loved his father so much he could not stand to touch the money, knowing that his father had killed himself solely for his benefit.
As Pamela Loos says, “Willy Loman fails to understand himself and esteems a career path that goes against who he truly is,” this keeps him from ever being happy with himself. It is easy to see that these problems hurt his personal relationships with Biff and Happy, and they keep them from having a stable family. As the story unfolds, the flaws that each character possesses begin to all come back to Willy, and the way that he conducted his life. Early on in the story, it is clear that the brothers are very different, but each of them shares something with Willy. Biff is the all-american boy, and seems to have everything going for him.
His father wishes that he would fallow in his footsteps as a salesman, but Biff sees the struggle of his dad and doesn't want to have to go through that. Willy and his son have a very bad relationship because of an affair that willy had with a college. "You picked me? "says willy "I did i've been sitting at the desk watching all the salesman go by, day in day out. But you've got such a sense of humor, and we we do have such a good time together."
I like when he realizes because he said “What did I know, what did I know” (13). All in all both of the poems are amazing realization of the past with their father’s relationships and reflecting on some positive or negative moments in their lives. While on poet thought he had a good dad when he was young he looks back and analyze that his father used to play with him when he was drunk and basically was the one holding him through his unbalance moment. When it should have been the other way around. Although in “Those winter Sundays” the boy didn’t care about his father hardship work and showed no type of appreciation, realizes that he was an exceptional father that had a lot to give.
Once in the kitchen, Willy begins to have loud conversations with himself stating how he feels Biff has failed him. Willy then loses himself in a daydream from the past. In the daydream, Willy has just arrived home from work and sees his boys outsides along with the neighbor boy, Bernard. Willy takes his young sons asides and tells them that someday they will find much success and wealth unlike Bernard because Bernard is a nerd and not as “well-liked” as the two Loman boy. Willy’s chatter awakes Biff and the other Loman son, Happy.
Willy is unafraid to let his disappointment be heard to let Biff know he is not fond him at the moment, “Not finding yourself at the age of thirty-four is a disgrace” (Miller, 2330). After years of apparent failure, Biff is viewed much lower in his father’s mind than he was during his youth. The lesson of being well liked is taught to both boys early in life and Willy is always measuring them based on how popular they are. When his father asks about his popularity since becoming football captain, Biff’s brother, Happy, is excited to help re-enforce the idea of likability leads to succes... ... middle of paper ... ...w successful he was because they will see how well-liked he is by so many people. Yet, the play ends by revealing that few people actually attend his funeral and prove to family the greatest lies that Willy lived.
This makes her loyal. The elder son of Willy, who is thirty-four years old, is Biff. He led a charmed life in high school as a football star, lots of friends, and female admirers. He flunked his senior math class which held him back from graduating and being succe... ... middle of paper ... ...e Happy was lying about his job, he, himself has been lying to his parents and even Willy was living in a lie. Biff realized that and wanted change.