Death of a Salesman - Study Guide Act 2, Pages 193-212 Summary & Analysis

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The lights come up on Happy while he is talking to a waiter at the restaurant in the city where he is waiting for Willy. Happy and Biff begin speaking to a girl. Happy tells her that Biff plays football for the New York Giants and that he went to West Point. The girl becomes excited and agrees to cancel her plans that night so that she can spend it with them. Biff is increasingly frustrated with Happy's attitude towards life and women, and ultimately tells him about his horrible day with Bill Oliver. Biff apparently waited in the office for six hours, until 5pm when Oliver finally saw him for one minute. Bill neither recognized nor remembered him. Biff was, after all, only a shipping clerk for him decades ago, not a salesman. Nonetheless, when Biff left the office, he stole one...

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