Though Linda, Biff and Happy are all unable to separate reality from illusion to some degree, Willy is the main character who suffers from this ailment.
For years, Willy has believed that both he and his boys (particularly Biff) will one day be great successes.
Indeed, substance, not personality or being well liked, is what wins the day.
Charley and Bernard, who have success but not personality, prove to Willy that his notion is incorrect.
It was therefore a surprise that he would end up an author an playwright.
Three characters in this play highlight Willy’s unique relationships with people.
Though he's a disrespected salesman, he calls himself the "New England man." Though Biff has done nothing with his life by the age of thirty-four, Willy tells others and tries to make himself believe that his son is doing big things" out west.
Willy's brother, Ben, continually appears in the troubled man's mind, offering hints on how to make it in the world of business.
Despite the fact that these three characters as well as the other characters in the play highlight Willy’s delusional self, it is Biff, the eldest son who illuminates Willy’s disconnect with reality.
This papers endeavors to explain the relationship between Willy and Biff and how each is affected by this relationship.