William Loman is the main character in the play Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller. In the play Willy is play as an elderly salesman and lost in false hopes and illusions. As Willy grown older, he has trouble distinguishing between the past and present. The character that suffer from Willys illusions and delusions was Biff, Willys eldest son. The three main reasons that Biff was suffering from Willys illusions and delusions were being well liked, being a salesman, and arguing with Willy all the time.
Willys believed that all it takes to become successful is being well liked. Willy thought that Oliver would et Biff borrow some money even though if Bill Oliver hasnt seen Biff around ten years. ” You know why he remembered you, dont you? Because you impressed him in those days. ” (pg. 108) Biff stole Olivers basketball and it been a long time that Oliver didnt see or contact with Biff, so there is no way that Oliver will remember Biff. Once you walk in to the jungle, they dont care if you are well liked because they only care about your skills.
They only hired you for your skill not your look. Being well liked is not the key word for being success because being popular can always be forget, but if you have skills t is always there when you need it. The second reasons that Willys believed Biff could be a successful salesman. Biff was trying to achieve Willys goal. “Well, I spent six or seven years after high school trying to work myself up. Shipping clerk, salesman, business of one kind or another. And its a measly manner of existence.
To get on that subway on the hot mornings in summer. To devote your whole life to keeping stock, or making phone calls, or selling or buying. To suffer fifty weeks of the years for sake of a two-week vacation, when all you really desire is to be outdoors, with your shirt off. And always to have o get ahead of the next fella. And still thats how you build a future. (pg. 22) Biff gives up his goal just for Willy. Since the day that Biff, he was actually tying to accomplish Willys goal.
But it was to hard for him because he doesnt have the patient to wait and he is not well-educated person. If Willy doesnt motivate Biff from cheating then he could have been learning something that would help him in the real world. Willy and Biff argue all the time. Biff cant stand Willy illusions and delusion anymore. “Will you let me go, for Christs sake? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens? Ill go in the morning. Put him put him to bed. ” (pg. 133) Biff finally found out that is dad had the wrong dreams.
So he want to go some to some other places to find the real him so he doesnt have to be at home and face Willys illusions and delusion before something going to happen. Throughout the play Biff had wasted his time in high school until he was thirty-four years old. If he didnt suffer from his dads illusions and delusions than he could have been an intelligent and a have a successful job. The reasons that Biff suffer from the illusions and delusions was being popular, being a businessman, and disagreeing in subjects.