What is the effect of Biff's visit to Willy's hotel room in Boston in Death of a Salesman?

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Biff goes to Boston to tell his father that he has failed math and will not graduate from high school. Biff hopes that Willy will talk to his teacher and persuade the teacher to let him pass and gradaute. Biff, at this point, truly believes that his father is a great man.

Biff hopes that when the teacher sees this greatness, he will be convinced to allow Biff to slide. 

“[I]f he saw the kind of man you are, and you just talked to him in your way, I’m sure he’d come through for me…. He’d like you, Pop. You know the way you could talk.”

This conversation takes place at a hotel. There is a woman in the bathroom....

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