Death of a Salesman

Why does Willy feel that Biff is a failure? (Act 1)

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Willy tried to live vicariously through Biff's high school football days but Biff's football dreams never materialized. Biff becomes a failure as a salesman, which only highlights Willy's failure as a salesman. Willy's disappointment in Biff mirrors the disappointment in himself.