The first act of the play "Death of a Salesman" introduces the Loman family. Willy Loman, the main character, is a traveling salesman; his adult sons, Happy and Biff, are visiting him and his wife Linda at their home in Brooklyn during the play. Willy is highly critical of his son Biff's lack of ambition, an opinion he had expressed to his family before leaving for work that morning, and Biff regrets not achieving the success that Willy had always expected of him. Happy has experienced more material success and has the approval of his father, but finds himself unsatisfied by his job. The two discuss traveling west to work on farms together, but Happy still desires corporate success. They also express concern over their father continually talking to himself. The act ends with Biff stating that he plans to ask his former boss, Bill Oliver, for a loan to buy a ranch of his own, a plan that Happy encourages; the two hear their father talking to himself yet again as they try to fall asleep.