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He had all the wrong dreams 138 In the drama Death of aSalesman by Arthur Miller Willy Lomans sole purpose in life is tolive the American Dream He works as a traveling salesmen to providefor his family in hopes to fulfill this illusion The American Dream andhis desperate attempt to achieve it ultimately ruins Willy He longs toearn the Death of a Salesmen with many other salesmen attending hisfuneral but in reality he dies with only his family His extreme focuson acquiring this image hurts the relationships he has during his lifeWilly Loman contradicts himself with the three most importantrelationships in his life his relationship with Biff his relationshipwith Linda and most importantly his relationship with himself Truly Willy looks forward to nothing more than seeing his son Biff yetwhen they come together seething anger always erupts between the twoWilly anticipates Biff to be a successful businessman and carry out theAmerican Dream whereas Biff feels more comfortable out West workingoutdoors Willys high expectations of Biff creates serious frictionbetween the father and son Because of Willys affair he assumes Biffretaliates by destroying Willys dreams for him he refers to Biff asvengeful spiteful mutt 132 Willy yearns to see Biff becomeextremely successful and desires Biff to be better than everybody elseWhen Willy proclaims the previous statement he suspects that Biff failsin life to betray Willy just as Willy betrayed Linda Willy remains tooignorant to realize Biff has forgiven him and works as a farmhandbecause it makes him happy Unlike Willy Biff accepts the full idea ofwho he happens to be and what he enjoys whereas Willy cannot recognizethe fact that he would be happier as a carpenter than a salesman Biffunderstands that Willys dream of living as a salesman remainsunrealistic and expresses to him Will you take that phony dream andburn it before something happens 133 Biff voices this when hecries for Willy to let him go and forget him this proves to Willy thatBiff sincerely
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