As was mentioned in the previous post, Willy Loman is excited and full of hope because his son Biff is inquiring about a loan to start his own business. Biff plans on asking his old boss Oliver to loan him money to start a sporting business with Happy in Florida. Willy has high hopes for his son and is pleased that Biff is attempting to become successful in the business world. Willy believes that Biff will succeed because he is naturally handsome and athletic. In Willy's mind, all a person needs is charisma and looks to become a successful businessman.
Willy is also excited about asking his boss for a non-travelling job. Linda suggests that Willy ask his boss for an office job because she fears that Willy will get into a fatal accident. She also realizes that Willy is not mentally stable and believes that an office job is safer. Willy also believes that since he is a longtime employee, his boss will give him an office job. Willy has high hopes that his sons will become successful businessmen and that he will finally have a peaceful office job in the city. Unfortunately, Biff does not receive the money to start his business, and Willy gets fired.