Similarities And Differences Between Biff And Happy

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While Biff and Happy are in their childhood room, many emotional/ mental differences between the two brothers are revealed. Growing up, Biff was Willy's preferred son. Willy had high hopes for his eldest son and expected him to follow in his footsteps as a salesman. Biff was popular throughout his high school days and was admired by many boys who looked up to him and was loved by many girls. However, Biff never graduated high school and ultimately disappointed his father. Biff did not dwell on the fact that he let his father down, instead he pursued his own dreams and became a ranch hand. Willy believed that Biff was wasting his life and was often hard on his son because he wanted him to well for himself, he wanted his son to have a successful …show more content…
Happy was never expected to do well and he was not treasured by his father as Biff was. Ironically, Happy became successful and became the salesman Willy yearned for Biff to become. Unlike his brother, Happy yearned to please his father, he sought Willy’s approval in everything he did. As an adult, Happy enjoyed the things which Biff relished in as a teenager. Happy had success in the business world and he was very popular among various women. The emotional/ mental differences between the brothers can be attributed to their father, Willy. Biff diverged from his father’s dreams for him and chased his own, yet Happy did everything he could to please his father, and conformed to the dreams his father had for his brother Biff, so that he would be accepted and cherished as his brother was in their adolescent …show more content…
Linda is very loving, she cares for her husband Willy and their children, keeps the house in order, and faithfully serves her family. Throughout the stage directions, readers learn that Linda has learned to repress her expectations of Willy's behavior. After years of marriage, she has learned how to suppress her distaste for his undesirable actions. Linda often sacrifices her wants and dreams for the good of her family. Linda takes care of Willy and their children. She is loyal, loving, caring, and kind to her husband, yet he does not listen to her. Despite her subordination to her husband, Linda loves and admires him. Throughout act one, the stage directions highlight several of Linda's actions that benefit her family. She is noted taking her husband's shoes off, listening to his problems, caring for their children, doing their laundry, offering to get them food or drink, along with other tasks which serve the family's needs, she supports her family in every way. It is evident that Linda is a kind-hearted woman. Her devotion to her family is prominent; therefore, it is to assume that Linda will serve as an anchor for the family. Everyone in the play relies on Linda, she keeps the family connected and functioning. Without her, it is likely that Willy and his sons would not interact (especially Biff). Linda keeps her family in order, without her the characters in the play

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