Death of a Salesman Questions
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What does Biff do that elates Willy? How does Happy try to attract Willy's attention? How does Ben influence Willy at this point?
Happy, being the more burdensome and less loved son tries to attract attention to both of his parents attention by saying "I've lost weight" and "I'm getting married, Mom. I wanted to tell you." He's either just brushed off, or ignored completely. During the requiem, he vows to pursue his father's life as to not have Willy's death be in vain, being another example of his attempt to gain reassurance and love from a very unloving family.
At the end, Ben changes from the only one whom had deterred Willy from killing himself, into approving and convincing him that it is the only way to leave his legacy for Biff.
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