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Biff And Happy

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His responsibility lies in the fact that he refused to separate his wants from his father’ s expectation. This shows that he has never developed his own identity. This can be seen in the way that he treats women and his views on success, which only reiterate what he was taught by Willy. However, when he states “Sometimes I just sit in my apartment – all alone. And I think of the rent I’m paying. And it’s crazy. But then, it’s what I always wanted. My own apartment, a car, and plenty of women. And still, goddammit, I’m lonely” (Kelly). We learn both that he is not happy with the life that he is living due to the American Dream lacking in satisfaction. Nonetheless, he is unwilling to change his situation and as a result relegates himself to a life of discontentment and the lack of a true connection in a relationship. This is because he has accepted the ways of society and how it dictates that success is achieved and is not willing to do anything that might put the success…show more content…
The first being the two World Wars, the second of which had just ended five years before the play. Even though neither wars were mentioned in the play we know from history that both Biff and Happy would have been able to go to the Second War. We also know that the Great Depression had just ended about five years before. Since these events had a deep impact of the people and society of the late 1940’s early 1950’s it is difficult to imagine that they did not play a role in the events and attitudes displayed in the play. However, the five years after the war has been a time of big changes. Cars are no longer a luxury item driven by only a few, and gas heaters have become a part of everyday life for many people. Willy does not seem comfortable with these changes because while he is fine with the improved roadway system, he is unable to adapt to the new sales
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