Essays Tagged: "Biff"

Short on symbolism in Miller's drama "Death of a salesman"

in tendedpurpose. The deceptive nature of the hose is apparent when Willy isconfronted about it by Biff his son and Willy denies its existence. Asimilar denial is also evident when Willy is confronte ... lustratedin his planting of the seeds.Willy feels that he must leave something behind something for Biff. InWilly's imaginary world he wants Biff to be magnificent and he symbolically plants seeds in ...

(2 pages) 156 0 4.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Rthus Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

ts many childlike qualities. Many of these qualities have an impact on Willy's family. His two sons Biff and Happy pick up this behavior from their father. He is idealistic, stubborn, and he has a fal ... ermore, Willy also dreams of moving to Alaska where he could work with his hands and be a real man. Biff and Happy follow in their father's footsteps in their lofty dreams and unrealistic goals. Biff ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

's classic dramaDeath of a Salesman, Willy Loman determines to commit suicide because his older son Biff has at last openly andunequivocally declared his 'love' for his father (e.g., Aarnes 104; Bigsb ... nly makes his final, irrevocable decision after the playhas reached its undoubted emotional climax, Biff's dramatic declaration to his fathers 'Pop, I'm nothing! I'm nothing, Pop.Can't you understand ...

(3 pages) 388 2 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Success and "the American Dream" in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman; The approach that Willy Lowman and Charley, his neighbor, took to success & "the American Dream

n was always of a "well liked" and "personally attractive" man. He repeatedly remarked to his sons, Biff and Happy, that because they were popular and good-looking they would have bright futures. He t ... n order for anyone to be successful they must work hard. When Bernard, Charley's son, tried to make Biff study math, Willy told him to "stop being an anemic", because Biff was a big football star with ...

(2 pages) 206 0 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Analysis of the ending of 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller

ves key events of thepast, often confusing them with what is happening in the present.His two sons, Biff and Happy, who are in their 30's, have become failures like himself. Bothof them have gone from ... ses at the end. He does it primarily because he thinks that the lifeinsurance payout [3] will allow Biff to come to something [4], so that at least one of theLomans will fulfill his unrealistic dream ...

(4 pages) 171 0 3.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Death of a Salesman

h of a Salesman, Arthur Miller examines this through the characters and circumstances of the drama. Biff struggles in trying to come to terms with his father's warped definition of success.In the begi ... rying to come to terms with his father's warped definition of success.In the beginning of the play, Biff shares his warped view of success and happiness with is father. Willy taught his sons to feel, ...

(3 pages) 94 0 3.7 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Death Of A Salesman - Character Analysis

inciples and beliefs that counteracted the "normal" views of society. He taught his kids, Happy and Biff, that to be successful, you don't need to be smart and get good grades in school. Willy believe ... Charley is just trying to help him out. Also, Charley tries to warn Willy about the consequences of Biff's habitual stealing, but Willy blows him off and tells his sons that Charley is a not a "well-l ...

(3 pages) 104 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Willy Loman's Idealistic American Dream and the Victimization that Ensues"... in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

ubjected to oppression, hardship or mistreatment. Willy puts far too much pressure on his elder son Biff, not enough on his younger son Happy, and he makes a "yes-woman" out of his doting wife Linda. ... he Dream.The American Dream is one of success and Willy views success as being well liked. He wants Biff to be well liked and hence puts much pressure on him to be popular. During Willy's flashbacks t ...

(4 pages) 92 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, uses textual references to show Miller's opinion that the American dream is difficult or impossible in today's capitalistic society.

ends and family reveals Willy's ideals and his feelings throughout the play. Always pushing his son Biff to "find himself" and get a good job, Willy creates tension in the family, always trying to liv ... is favorite son. He gets frustrated with his own position at the Wagner Company and takes it out on Biff, calling him "a lazy bum" and declaring that "not finding yourself at the age of thirty-four is ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Death of a Character.

s affected not only his self worth, but has also dominated the lives of his wife Linda and his sons Biff and Happy. Willy's low self worth, misplaced societal values, and his stubborn inability to cha ...

(3 pages) 79 1 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"Death of a salesman" by Arthur Miller.

than anything else, and is the means to achieving success. He teaches this flawed idea to his sons, Biff and Happy, and is faithfully supported by his wife Linda. Linda sympathizes with Willy's situat ... inda sympathizes with Willy's situation, knowing that his time as an important salesman has passed. Biff and Happy hold their father to impossibly high standards, and he tries his best to live up to t ...

(3 pages) 86 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

",Death of a Salesman" by Willy Loman's .

uite realizing that he is lying to others, or to himself. For instance, Willy makes the statement, "Biff is a lazy bum!" followed a few seconds later by, "There's one thing about Biff - He's not lazy. ... ual high ground, even when it is in no way warranted. A key example of this occurs when Willy tells Biff that 'Gee' is a boy's word, and later that night uses the word 'Gee' himself. Willy contradicts ...

(7 pages) 176 0 3.8 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller - What was wrong with Willy's dreams?

conflicts in Arthur Miller's drama "The Death of a Salesman", is addressed in the quote uttered by Biff; "He had all the wrong dreams. All, all wrong." Although Willy's dreams had their problems, the ... 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 g ...

(3 pages) 101 1 1.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Annalysis of the conflicts of Biff Loman (Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman) and how they are resolved.

hich incorporated tragic characters attempting to sort between their obligations and their desires. Biff is one such character whose love and loyalty to his father, Willy Loman, was enormous He wanted ... is father's morals were shallow and illusions were false. Eventually, as he confronted his reality, Biff was able to free himself from his father's shadow. Apparently, Biff can be seen as a tragic her ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Is Willy Loman's suicide a completion of the American Dream?

nts his sons to live in the shadow of his life, carrying the weight of his ambitions. Unlike Willy, Biff is compelled to seek the truth about himself and is eager to break free from his father's fanta ... ke? Will you take that phoney dream and burn it before something happens?" Also, unlike his father, Biff acknowledges and accepts his failures, which brings him closer to reclaiming his identity and f ...

(3 pages) 39 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Arthur Miller Death of a Salesmen why willy commited suicide

sent and relevant in an in the play as Willy has a mistress who is only referred to as 'The woman'. Biff, his son eventually realises the truth as an adult, and the affects it had on his future and ho ... accepted, the way that he doesn't make such simple facts such as wrong and right known to his sons. Biff steals a football and is praised for using his initiative. This shows a slack approach to basic ...

(2 pages) 65 2 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analyzation of the novel by Carson Mccullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. It's about the character and plot development of the novel and the literary and rhetorical devices used throughout.

ween the spring of 1938 and august 1939. The main characters John Singer, Mick Kelly, Dr. Copeland, Biff Brannon, and Jake Blount have their lives changed or affected, though some less then others.Sin ... discovers that he has already gone and leaves the town with the feeling of defeat as well.Mick and Biff are the only two characters to survive through all of the drama surrounding their lives. Though ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Discuss the representation of masculinities in Death of a Salesman.

lind faith in the American Dream and how a man cannot escape his own pattern of the past. His sons, Biff and Happy, cannot get away from the pattern Willy imposes on them either.What is the relationsh ... r success. He believes "selling was the greatest career a man could want" (81) and he does not want Biff to be a carpenter or a cowboy. He is proud of the fact that he used to "average a hundred and s ...

(6 pages) 58 2 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Symbolism in "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller

and outgrow him. The seeds are symbolic of the life continuing his; the life that he dreams of for Biff Lowman, his son, and the wants this imaginary life to consist of a magnificent Biff that resurr ...

(2 pages) 58 0 2.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Book report of "The Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller.

ry disturbed and troubled man. This man, Willy, is the husband of Linda and the father of two sons, Biff and Happy. In the book Willy is a stressed out salesman that is starting to go crazy. At the en ... himself is because he can't stand to live in a world where his offspring won't amount to anything. Biff is Willy's oldest son and he just can't seem to settle down at one good job. This fact eats awa ...

(2 pages) 24 0 2.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers