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Success can be described as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose To achieve success one must understand the skills required and the personalities that must be represented In Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman Willy Loman is presented as a character whom does not believe success is based on skills meanwhile his son Biff Loman thinks differently Although Willy and Biff have similar beliefs on success it is their attitude towards success that significantly sets them apart as Willy believes that success means making a substantial amount of money meanwhile Biff believes that it is attained when you are happy with what you do Willy and Biff have different philosophies on how to reach success as Willy believes personality overpowers skills while Biff believes the opposite Willy consistently shows evidence of why he believes personality will ultimately lead to success as he mentions that to be successful you must be well liked Willy exclaims Ill see him in the morning Ill have a nice talk with him Ill get him a job selling He could be big in no time Miller 16 In Willys mindset it is visible that success can be achieved very easily In contrast Biff shows how you need to be skilled in order to achieve success which he portrays in the requiem As Biff converses with Charley he states There are a lot of nice days When hed come home from a trip or on Sundays making the stoop finishing the cellar putting on the new porch when he built the extra bathroom and put up the garage You know something Charley theres more of him in thatfront stoop than in all the sales he ever made Miller 110 Biff believes that Willy had a great opportunity to achieve
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