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Shea BridenbeckEnglish 133-05Death of a Salesman5/1/11Death of a SalesmanEssaySecondary characters are often portrayed by an author as having an effect on the way the reader views the main character. In the play, Death of a Salesmanwritten by Arthur Miller, Willy’s older son Biff has returned home after moving away from his family for nearly fifteen years. Biff contributes to one of Willy’s fascinations for becoming successful; being a well-liked person. Being the older son who was also very athletic, Willy expected a lot of from Biff as he was growing up. “You nervous, Biff, about the game?” said Willy, “Not if you’re gunna be there,” shot back Biff. During the younger years when Biff was athletic and popular, the Father and son got along really well. Willy and others thought Biff was the total package simply because he was so well liked. “What do they say about you in school, now that they made you captain?” asked Willy another time. Bernard, Biffs friend replied, “There’s a crowd of girls