Biff Loman is lost. In the greatest country in the world a young man with such – personal attractiveness, gets lost. And such a hard worker. There’s one thing about Biff – he’s not lazy.

– Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman, Act 1. Early in the play Willy reveals his skewed version of the American Dream, believing that the country rewards someone who is a hard worker, physically attractive and well liked. His son Biff has these attributes, he feels, but he is just lost. Willy has fallen out with his son because in his eyes he hasn’t accomplished anything and has been working as a low paid farm worker.