Why does Dad mock me all the time?…Everything I say there’s a twist of mockery on his face. I can’t get near him.

– Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman, Act 1. Biff, in conversation with brother Happy, expresses upset over the way his father treats him. Throughout the play the conflict between father and son is obvious with Biff being a failure in Willy’s eyes because he hasn’t carved out a proper career path for himself.