what is biffs explanation for his failure to succeed in the business world?please answer in the context of this question.willy and biff have different explanations for biffs failure to succeed in...

what is biffs explanation for his failure to succeed in the business world?

please answer in the context of this question.
willy and biff have different explanations for biffs failure to succeed in the business world. How are these explanations different and which one do you believe to be true?

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Biff says, "We've been talking in a dream for fifteen years.  I was a shipping clerk" (104).  The Lomans are all deluded by Willy Loman's false dream.  Willy firmly believes that if he is "well-liked" everything will work out fine.  Biff, however, tries to come to grips with reality by leaving home and trying the real world on his own.  The dysfunction in the family has come home to roost, and Biff finally realizes that it is all an imaginary.  He says, "I am not a leader of men, Willy, and neither are you....I am not bringing home any prizes any more, and you're going to stop waiting for me to bring them home" (132).  He is the only one in the family who knows who he is.

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