With another’s dreams imposed upon him, Biff cannot discover his own desires.
Growing up, Biff received a lot of attention from his father.
He is constantly put above everyone else, especially his brother.
He’s told to “show him how to do it” when the Happy is cleaning the car.
The key to happiness is often unveiled by our dreams.
To unlock one’s happiness, one must find the right key. The wrong key will not open the lock no matter how hard one tries.
Willy and Ben’s similar but different philosophies of competition, success, and the “jungle” of life C.
Willy’s attempts to impress Ben and win his approval, including approval to commit suicide IV.
Willy is often led to failure through the creation of unrealistic dreams. Since he wasn’t given any as a child, Willy develops dreams and expectations that his father might have had for him.
When his older brother, Ben, “walked into the jungle and [came] out, at the age of twenty-one and he was rich”, Willy adopts him as a father figure because of his success.