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by Arthur Miller

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After Willy's death, do Biff's remarks show that he understands his father?

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In the last part of Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman, aptly titled "Requiem", we see the Loman family coming to a series of realizations that they were perhaps too scared to make while Willy was alive.

The first realization is that nobody goes to Willy's funeral with the exception of Charley, as expected. This is a shock to the family considering the grandiose persona that Willy projected to the world as a well-liked and popular salesman.

The second realization is that Willy dies out of desperation. He wants to leave his children some form of legacy. Deprived of any other resource, Willy kills himself to leave his sons his life insurance so that they can pursue their dreams. This is clearly...

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