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One of the essential conflicts in Arthur Millers drama The Death of a Salesman is addressed in the quote uttered by Biff He had all the wrong dreams All all wrong Although Willys dreams had their problems they werent wrong they were just carried through in the wrong ways Willy is a man who wants the best for his family He wants his sons to be successful and his family to be happy In doing so he will lie and cheat as long as they are happy For example when Willy is told that Biff is going to fail maths and therefore not graduate Willy tells Bernard that Bernard will just give him the answers BERNARD Where is he If he doesnt study WILLY Youll give him the answers BERNARD I do but I cant on a Regents Thats a state exam Theyre liable to arrest me This quote shows that Willy has allowed Bernard to give Biff the answers to exams in the past Willy has allowed Biff to cheat in order for him to be successful Another aspect of Willys dream for his boys to be successful is personal attractiveness WILLY The man who makes an appearance in the business world the man who creates personal interest is the man who gets ahead Willy believes that personal attractiveness and being well-liked and therefore well-known will get you everywhere He sees his boys as Hercules strong attractive and popular boys WILLY Like a young god Hercules - something like thatGod Almighty hell be great yet A star like that magnificent can never really fade away talking about Biff Within this belie Willy creates himself to be someone who he is not A strong respectable and popular salesman WILLY Go to Filenes go to the Hub go to Slatterys Boston Call out the name Willy Loman and see what happens Big shot Linda his wife has the
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