The Importance of Biff’s Role in “Death of a Salesman”
The play “Death of a Salesman”, by Arthur Miller, follows the life of Willy Loman, a self-deluded salesman who lives in utter denial, always seeking the “American Dream,” and constantly falling grossly short of his mark. The member’s of his immediate family, Linda, his wife, and his two sons, Biff and Happy, support his role. Of these supportive figures, Biff’s character holds
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Having made these observations, it quickly becomes clear that Biff’s character is as vital to the play as is Willy’s. Without Biff there would be no play. Therefore, Biff’s role in “Death of a Salesman” is important because he is the focus of Willy’s attention and distress, his own conflict is based on his father, and Biff actually grows at the end of the play, which is important to any story.