Death of a Salesman is a play by Arthur Miller about Willy Loman, a traveling salesman, who returns home to find his unsuccessful sons, Biff and Happy in his home. Biff attempts to get a job but fails. After a heated argument and revealing that Biff once discovered an affair his father was having, they are reconciled. His father commits suicide by crashing his car so that Biff can collect life insurance to start a business. Biff does not go into business, though Happy does.

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