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In the beginning of the play the main character Willy Lowman has just returned home after finding himself unable to concentrate on driving His wife Linda suggests that he ask for a job in New York so that he wont have to drive so much Willy insists however that it is vital to his company that he work in New England Willy asks Linda about his son Biff who has just come home after being away for several years He cant understand why Biff is unable to get a good job Soon Willy begins thinking about when Biff was a senior in high school He remembers how Biff was the star of the football team and how he was offered scholarships from several colleges After Willys daydream ends Charley comes in to play cards with him While they are playing cards Charley offers Willy a job but Willy refuses As they are talking Willys brother Ben appears to him in an illusion Willy tries to talk to both of them at once and Charley cant understand Willy and Charley get into an argument and Charley leaves Willy then turns his attention to Ben and asks him how he became so successful Ben tells Willy that he went into the jungle when he was seventeen and when he came out at twenty-one he was rich After Biff overhears Willy talking to himself he asks Linda whats wrong with him Linda explains that Willy is exhausted andhas even tried to kill himself When Willy enters the scene Happy tries to cheer him up by announcing that he and Biff are going to start their own sporting goods company He tells Willy that Biff is going to see Bill Oliver in the morning and ask for a loan Willy is optimistic and reminds Biff that the most important things in life are to be well-liked and to have personal attractiveness The next day Willy
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