Who is William Loman? William Loman is the main character in the play Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller. In the play Willy is play as an elderly salesman and lost in false hopes and illusions. As Willy grown older, he has trouble distinguishing between the past and present. The character that suffer from Willy?s illusions and delusions was Biff, Willy?s eldest son. The three main reasons that Biff was suffering from Willy?s illusions and delusions were being well liked, being a salesman, and arguing with Willy all the time.
Willy?s believed that all it takes to become successful is being well liked. Willy thought that Oliver would let Biff borrow some money even though if Bill Oliver hasn?t seen Biff around ten years. ? You know why he remembered you, don?t you? Because you impressed him in those days.? (pg.108) Biff stole Oliver?s basketball and it been a long time that Oliver didn?t see or contact with Biff, so there is no way that Oliver will remember Biff. Once you walk in to the jungle, they don?t care if you are well liked because they only care about your skills. They only hired you for your skill not your look. Being well liked is not the key word for being success because being popular can always be forget, but if you have skills it is always there when you need it.
mornings in summer. To devote your whole life to keeping stock, or making phone calls, or selling or buying. To suffer fifty weeks of the years for sake of a two-week vacation, when all you really desire is to be outdoors, with your shirt off. And always to have to get ahead of the next fella. And still that?s how you build a future. (pg.22) Biff gives up his goal just for Willy. Since the day that Biff, he was actually tying to accomplish Willy?s goal. But it was to hard for him because he doesn?t have the patient to wait and he is not well-educated person. If Willy doesn?t motivate Biff from cheating then he could have been learning something that would help him in the real world.
Willy and Biff argue all the time. Biff can?t stand Willy illusions and delusion anymore. ?Will you let me go, for Christ?s sake? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens? I?ll go in the morning. Put him ? put him to bed.? (pg.133) Biff finally found out that is dad had the wrong dreams. So he want to go some to some other places to find the real him so he doesn?t have to be at home and face Willy?s illusions and delusion before something going to happen.
Throughout the play Biff had wasted his time in high school until he was thirty-four years old. If he didn?t suffer from his dad?s illusions and delusions than he could have been an intelligent and a have a successful job. The reasons that Biff suffer from
the illusions and delusions was being popular, being a businessman, and disagreeing in subjects.