However many areas in the play suggest that in the past they admired each other

However many areas in the play suggest that in the

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that Willy and Biff have towards each other. However, many areas in the play suggest that in the past they admired each other and weren’t fighting all the time. Mainly because Biff was a great football player and Willy was proud of what he was in the past, but not so much anymore. 3). Willy Loman is living in the past. He always brings up how Biff used to be successful in high school. This was evident when he said, “Too young entirely, Biff. You want to watch your schooling first. Then when you’re all set, there’ll be plenty of girls for a boy like you.” This is a clear example that Willy still thinks Biff can be the guy he was in high school. Willy also constantly addresses the fact that Biff could’ve been a football sensation but, he’s in his thirties now and he still brings it up. Also, everything that Wily wanted for Biff, Happy is. But Willy doesn’t care to acknowledge his success because he’s still stuck up on Biff and his past. Arthur displays this in his play through uses of screen direction, when it says “offstage” it shows that Willy is talking to himself and thinking about his past. This creates the effect that Willy is constantly thinking about what his life could’ve been instead of moving forward with what he’s got in the present. 4). The biggest difference between Biff and Happy is how much their father likes each of them. Willy is obsessed with Biff and his success but never praised Happy for what he’s been doing even though he is much successful than Biff. Also Happy is now what Biff used to be including how much of a player he is.
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