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Happy's brilliant plans usually depend on him taking from other people. The basis of the plan, revealed in Act 1, is that-
We form two basketball teams, see? Two water-polo teams. We play each other. It's a million dollars' worth of publicity. Two brothers, see?
What Happy is unable to 'see' is that no-one cares about the loman Brothers. No-one sides with them. The are not popular, well-known or even - in Willy's terms - 'well-liked'. Happy has only ever lived in his brother's shadow. It is Biff who will be expected to put the investment idea to Bill Oliver, and as a thief, Biff has no substance as an investment project.
We see that Happy has inherited his father's misguided optimism and elevated sense of self importance.
Posted by kiwi on July 15, 2011 at 10:53 AM (Answer #1)
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