Act 1, Pages 130-149
• The play opens in the Lomans' simple home.
• An exhausted Willy Loman enters and goes to the kitchen where he is joined by wife Linda.
• Willy explains how he almost had a car accident so came home.
• Linda thinks Willy, at sixty, should be a salesman in New York.
• Linda and Willy discuss their sons and Willy remembers the past.
• Upstairs in their bedroom, the Loman sons Biff and Happy, overhear their parents' conversation.
• Linda is pleased Biff has returned home after an absence.
• Willy is angry about the way Biff seems to be wasting his life.
• Biff and Happy worry about their father and his poor driving.
• They are embarrassed that he is behaving oddly, talking to himself.
• The brothers express their dissatisfaction with the lives they are presently leading and Biff suggests to Happy that they go and work in the country.
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