What are the similarities and differences between Biff and Happy Loman in "Death of a Salesman"?
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Similarities: 1. Both cling to their father's idea of having "personal
attractiveness" as the criteria for success.
2. Both appear to discount their father's (Willy) views and
dreams about life early in the play.
Differences: 1. Biff is lazy and seems to have no ambition in life;
Happy is working and hoping to get ahead in his job.
2. Biff is the oldest son, Happy is the youngest.
3. Biff is the son that Willy sacrifices himself for, not for
4. In the end, Biff is the one who sees the reality that is
the situation and his father and Happy still believes
that Willy at least had a dream and "did not die in vain."
Biff think about his mother more than happy
Biff wants to achieve what he wants deppending on him self in contrast og happy how wants to build his successul on the shoulders of others
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