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by Arthur Miller

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What is Biff's idea of the American Dream?  How does he try to make that dream reality?

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Biff's idea of the American Dream is to own a ranch out west and farm. He doesn't want to follow his father's path of trying to be a great salesman and (supposedly) end up rolling in easy money.

To pursue his dream, Biff goes to ask his former employer, Mr. Oliver, for a loan. Both Happy and Willie have the idea that Biff was a star salesman for Mr. Oliver, an idea heavily promoted by Willy. However, Mr. Oliver doesn't even remember who Biff is. He was just another...

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