The paper "Glengarry Glen Ross" is a wonderful example of a book review on performing arts. The first scene is set in a Chinese restaurant and is based on the conversation between Levene and Williamson. The scene revolves around Levene trying to convince Williamson to give him a set of good leads for sales. Williamson has been depicted to have a good set of leads which can definitely be turned to successful sales. Levene on the other hand, although an excellent salesperson, has been having a wave of bad luck and is unable to perform at work.
Levene wants Williamson to help him by giving him the best leads which will help him improve his overall performance. Levene is clearly very desperate as he knows the people with lowest sales will be fired from the job, and hence with the desperation, Levene even offers Williamson with a 10% kickback on the sales. He tries to speak greatly of Williamson in an attempt to gain his trust and the leads. When all else fails Levene starts to use the emotional touch and tries to get the leads by making Williamson feel bad for him (Levene) and his daughter.
When this fails and Williamson is not convinced, Levene uses a harsher tone and tells Williamson that he had a strong say with Murray (Williamson’ s boss), since he bought him a trip to Bermuda. He threatens Williamson of taking away his job. All this for gaining access to the A-list of leads and at the end when Williamson does not cave, Levene agrees to take some leads off the B – List of leads.