Biff is the preferred son, valued above Happy, given support and confidence from his parents. Happy is clearly not approved of and there is little hope that he will amount to anything.
These differences help to inform the characters of the brothers.
Their relationship to Willy may be the most significant relationship for both brothers, affecting Biff and Happy in ways that make them similar and different.
Biff and Happy share their father's tendency to concoct grand schemes for themselves and think of themselves as superior to others without any real evidence that the schemes will work or that they are,...
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