Partial Interview with Biff Loman

Pages: 3 (715 words) Published: January 19, 2013
(Parts of real lines/inspiration from the text of "The Death of a Salesman" were/was used to make Biff answers more realistic.)

Interviewer:Were you surprised to hear about your father’s suicide attempts?

Biff:Yes, of course! I had no idea. But I guess it’s like what Mom had said; I never asked about him, I didn't write that often. But I really had no clue that he was that bad-off.

Interviewer:What did you mean when you were telling Happy that you never felt like you were getting anywhere with your life when you were working on a farm?

Biff:My father’s standard made me like I was wasting my life. I was only making 28 dollars an hour, that’d be nothing to him. He had always wanted me to be in business like him, so I felt like I was failing him. Plus, he had always looked down at manual laborers.

Interviewer:What did you think of your father after you discovered he was having an affair?

Biff:I thought he was a huge fake. At first I couldn't believe it. I had always looked up to him, like any son to his father, but finding that out made me realize he was a fake.

Interviewer:You had specifically mentioned how Willy had given the women in Boston your mother’s stockings, what was that about?

Biff:It made me think of his as a phony and a liar. He was saying how that woman didn't really mean anything to him, but that made me think otherwise.

Interviewer:You were very worked up over accidentally taking Bill Oliver’s pen. What was that about?

Biff:It made me realize that I wouldn't be able to do what I was trying to do. There was no way this was going to work out. And once again, I wouldn't live up to Pop’s dream of me.

Interviewer:Did you really think that Bill Oliver would remember you and give you the money that you needed?

Biff:Yes, but only because of my dad’s influencing. He really made me think that I was into business like he was.

Interviewer:Do you blame your father for your shortcomings the jobs you...
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