Death of a Salesman

How does Miller make a dramatic and revealing episode early in the play?

Extract starts [Happy returns on stage with a punching bag] Willy : Oh, won't that be something ! Me comin' into the Boston stores with you boys carryin' my bags. What a sensation!

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Like Willy Happy has "dreams" for his future. He predicts a "famous" future for himself, but the entire tenor of the play shows that no one is going to end up really Happy. He envisions himself as famous with an entourage following him, but the reality is that he has little skill in carrying out his dreams. This character revelation about Happy simply shows how out of touch he might be.