salesman quiz 2 - 9 Who is Bernard and how is he treated by...

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1. On page 20, what is the implication of the following exchange between the two sons? HAPPY: You’re not still sour on Dad, are you, Biff? Biff: He’s all right, I guess. 2. On page 21, what does Biff say about the way his father acts towards him? 3. On page 22, what is the conflict within Biff? What do you suppose might be the cause of this conflict? 4. What are Happy’s problems? 5. Who is Bill Oliver, and why does Happy say Oliver will help Biff? What is Biff’s reservation about Oliver? 6. Willy’s mind is wandering. How does Happy react to this? How does Biff react? What is noticeably missing about both reactions? 7. In the flashback scene, how old are the boys? 8. What is the atmosphere of the flashback scene?
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Unformatted text preview: 9. Who is Bernard, and how is he treated by the Lomans? 10. At this point, what opportunities and dangers are in front of Biff? (At the point of the flashback) 11. In his conversation with the boys, Willy suggests that the people in this world treat him with great respect, but his conversation with Linda contradicts this. Why do you think he does this? 12. How does Willy excuse Biff’s stealing of the football? 13. Why does Willy become so angry with Linda for mentioning her stockings? 14. What four things does Willy place a high value on? 15. What one or two things does Willy appear to place little value on?...
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