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

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timbrady eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'm not sure that Biff has an idea about the American Dream.  It is clear that he has a dream for his life and it is the direct results of his life with Willy.  Biff wants to get away from Willy's idea of the dream; he wants out of the office, out of selling --- he says he wants to work outdoors where a man belongs.  But I don't know if this is a dream or his reaction to what he learned about the illusion that Willy lived in.  It isn't so much a "dream" as the reaction to what he saw as a "nightmare."

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