I don’t know what the future is. I don’t know – what I’m supposed to want.

– Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman, Act 1. In a conversation with brother Happy, Biff voices uncertainty about his future. This is after Happy tells him how their father believes Biff is not settled and is a young man "still kind of up in the air." Biff’s response reflects feelings of being lost and aimless, as he is pressured by his father to succeed and realize Willy’s idea of the American Dream. But Biff’s own desire is to work outdoors in the West – we soon learn that he is working on a Texas ranch and is happy there. The competing wishes of father and son are evident here.