Death of a Salesman - Study Guide Act 2, Pages 212-220 Summary & Analysis

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Willy walks into his garden with a hoe and the packets of seeds he just purchased. Willy envisions his brother, Ben, and proposes a lucrative idea to him. Willy has life insurance of $20,000 and wants to die. Ben thinks he will be making a fool of himself and that the company may not honor the policy. When Ben vanishes from Willy's mind, Biff enters the garden. Biff has come to say goodbye to his father. Willy cannot understand why Biff plans to leave town forever when he has an appointment tomorrow with Oliver. Biff tries to convince his father that he has no such appointment and that Oliver never put his arm around Biff. Willy cannot understand and picks a fight with his son, refusing to go inside to see Linda. Eventually, he goes inside alone, where Linda willfully accepts Biff's departure. However...

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