All My Sons Essays

  • All My Sons

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    to jail for my actions which shows that I brought the trouble to myself, but it also affects the people who were on the train. It was not their fault that I put the coin on the track and because of me, I possibly killed or hurt many people. In this example, I have caused some minor obstacles for myself, but have caused monumental obstacles for the people riding the train and also their family and relatives. Arthur Miller illustrates this interpretation of the quotation in All My Sons. In this play

  • All My Sons

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    turn horribly wrong. Joe Keller, the tragic hero of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons, was no different. His whole life was dedicated to his family and their well being but all his plans were undone by one fatally flawed decision. The audience can relate to Joe and feel sympathy for him because he was a good man who did many great things for his family and in the end paid the ultimate price. Towards the end of the play, Joe's son Chris anguishes over the fatally flawed decision made by his father,

  • All My Sons

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    1. In the play “All My Sons,” by Arthur Miller, the word ‘father’ means the personification of goodness and infallibility to Chris Keller. There was a strong relationship between Chris and his father, Joe. Everything Joe had done in his life was for Chris. His entire factory was intended for Chris once he retired. 2. Throughout the play, there was question of Joe’s innocence in the death of twenty-one pilots, who were flying planes that had parts from Joe’s factory. Chris strongly believed that

  • Suffering in All My Sons

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    Suffering in All My Sons Every character in ‘All My Sons,’ suffers from the events that took place in the past. However, the most obvious of them, is mother. This is due to the fact that throughout the whole play, she is being portrayed as a tool for tension and drama. During the beginning of the play, the atmosphere created is that of a calm and ordinary Sunday morning. Even Mother’s first appearance, has a content effect towards the other characters. ‘Well, get it out of the

  • Conflict in All My Sons

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    Conflict in All My Sons The conflict in the play “All My Sons” in embodied by two different sets of values. The older generation represented by Joe and Kate strongly believed in family values and Pursue of the American dream at any cost. In contradiction, Joe and Anne express the younger generation’s ethics and ideals clearly shown in the thoughts of idealism that money is not the most important thing in life. Even though the younger generation’s ideals are sometimes thought of as being irrational

  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller

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    War II American values through his play All My Sons, written in 1947. Miller conveys his views about this through the character Chris Keller. In All My Sons, before the play begins, Joe Keller, Chris’s father, went to jail after selling cracked airplane parts to the air force, causing twenty-one planes to crash. Keller was sent to jail but soon released. He continued to work in the same line that caused the death of the twenty-one young men. Keller’s other son, Larry, was a pilot in the war, but went

  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller

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    All My Sons by Arthur Miller During the course of this essay I will be investigating a play called 'All My Sons' by Arthur Miller. The play was written during the war and was set in the suburbs of a town 700 miles from New York. Arthur thought that if the play was even published

  • All My Sons : The Influence of Larry

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    All My Sons : The Influence of Larry In the book All My Sons, Larry has a big influence on the play. He is part of many of the problems shown in the book. Larry was Joe Keller’s older son and was reported missing three years before the time when the play is set. One of the first things mentioned is that Larry’s tree had been broken down by a gust of wind. You find out that the tree, being Larry’s tree really meant something to the family as Frank says “What’d Kate say?” this shows that

  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller

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    All My Sons by Arthur Miller The action of the play is set in August 1947, in the mid-west of the U.S.A. The events occurred between Sunday morning and around two o'clock the following morning. Arthur Miller's All My Sons is a perfect example of a literary work that builds up to, and then reaches, an ending that simultaneously satisfies the reader's expectations and brings all the play's themes to a dramatic conclusion. As the past slowly bubbles up into the present, the reader begins

  • All My Sons' Critical Questions

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    What is there to be said about a mothers love? Some say that it is a bond that can never be severed or that a mother’s love is unconditional. The mother, Kate, in “All My Sons” still intensely believes that her son Larry is still alive. Throughout the play we learn many things about Kate. We know that she is superstitious because of the way she looks at dreams and horoscopes, intelligent from the way she knows what’s going on and that Joe always asks her what to do, and manipulating in a way towards

  • Joe Keller in All My Sons

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    How to Make Joe Keller Look Bad KELLER: Say, I ain’t got time to get sick. MOTHER: He hasn’t been laid up in fifteen years. KELLER: Except my flu during the war. MOTHER: Huhh? KELLER: My flu, when I was sick during…the war. MOTHER: Well, sure…(to George) I mean except for that flu. (George stands perfectly still) Well, it slipped my mind, don’t look at me that way. He wanted to go to the shop but he couldn’t lift himself off the bed. I thought he had pneumonia. GEORGE: Why did

  • Disillusionment in All My Sons by Arthur Miller

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    Disillusionment in All My Sons by Arthur Miller One of the central themes of All My Sons is the disillusionment of the young, and this theme can be traced through the character Chris, who comes to be disenchanted with his family, society and himself by realizing that none of these is as moral as he once believed. When he finally finds out through questioning his father that his father is, in fact, guilty of knowingly shipping out the cracked cylinder heads, he says to his father “What the hell

  • Life in the 1940's in All My Sons

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    Life in the 1940's in All My Sons Throughout the course of this essay on 'All My Sons' I will be examining life in the 1940's before and after the war and how it has affected different types of people; those who served in the war and those who stayed at home. I will also be examining how life is like for different families in the play after the war e.g. how prosperous they are. I will also explore and examine the different families and how they live and cope with the effects of war. The

  • Dramatic Tension in Miller's All My Sons

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    Dramatic Tension in Miller's All My Sons This extract begins with Chris and Ann deciding how they're going to break the news to the Kellers. They start with Joe Keller, and he somewhat approves. The scene is lighthearted until Keller finds out the George is on the phone for Ann from Columbia. This drives is suspicions and gets him very protective. He begins to try and hint to Chris that Ann is here to try and convict him of the death of Larry. Chris then gets very angry with him, and Joe

  • Setting and Theme of Waiting for Godot and All My Sons

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    repetition and monotony that this play offers, but on deeper understanding, one can be poignantly touched by the actual meaning of this play. The play is very open-ended and has been interpreted in numerous ways by different people. On the contrary, All My Sons is a very straightforward play, with a specified characterization, which also touches upon the humanistic issues of social responsibility and moral conscience. The story is very definite and so are the characters. It is a play in which the past

  • Minor Characters in Arthur Miller's All My Sons

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    minor characters in Arthur Miller’s play, All My Sons. For instance there is Bert, a eight-year-old boy, who visits Joe Keller twice during the course of the play. there is also Frank and Linda Lubey, neighbors of the Keller’s. This couple bought Ann’s house after she moved out. There is also Dr. Jim Bayliss and his wife Sue, who are friends of the Keller’s. The last minor character is George Deever, Ann’s brother. Out of all of these actors only two of them have and important

  • Reflections of Arthur Miller’s Era in All My Sons

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    Miller’s masterpiece, All My Sons, reflects the struggles and sacrifices that the working class endured in trying to keep the America Dream alive. A life of prosperity and security was everyman’s dream, and Miller’s childhood was nothing but prosperous until the Great Depression struck and left his family and many people destitute. With the Great Depression serving as the imposing backdrop of his teenage years, and the Second World War that followed, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is not only a reflection

  • Manipulative Kate of All My Sons by Arthur Miller

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    Manipulative Kate of All My Sons by Arthur Miller All My Sons is a play about the trials and tribulations of the normal everyday suburbia. The play brings out the reality that not everything is perfect. Holes are created by the fight between good and evil. In this play the evil is the act of lying, and the good is the innocence of ignorance. The play starts with an everyday business man given the age-old fight of man versus himself. He had to decide whether or not to ship defective parts. On

  • Death of a Salesman and All My Sons as Optimistic Tragedies

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    Salesman and All My Sons as Optimistic Tragedies This essay deals with Arthur Miller, and his uniqueness as a tragic playwright. The research question that this paper attempted to answer was, why were Miller's plays different from many other tragedies. Two of Arthur Miller's tragedies were used in this essay, Death of a Salesman and All My Sons. The thesis of this essay is, Arthur Miller deviates from the standard perception of tragedy in his plays, Death of a Salesman and All My Sons because unlike

  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller: A Modern American Tragedy

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    All My Sons by Arthur Miller produced by Scrappy Coco Productions, is based on the modern representation of an American tragedy about the Keller family in 2010. Family man Joe Keller, a middle-aged, successful entrepreneur makes a decision which leads to tragic outcome. Under government contract he was to produce a fleet of Toyotas for members of the military. Joe approves the use of faulty parts on a production of these automobile’s resulting in the death of hundreds of military men. To protect