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  • All My Sons Essay

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    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 Character Analysis

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    Throughout the tragedy All My Sons, Kate Keller holds tightly to the idea of her son Larry being alive; however, when his death is revealed to her, she is forced to face the truth and a katharsis is created. Unlike the other two tragedies, there is pity but not a true purging of that feeling. Kate (Mother) has not seen her son in three years, yet she does not accept that he is gone. She plants an apple tree in his memory, and the apples still cling to in the summer- like her clinging to the existence

  • Examples Of Idealism In All My Sons

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    Kate's mind the notion that Larry is still alive. In the play, we find only one son Chris appearing physically, whereas Larry is merely referred to because he is already dead by the time the play opens. He says to Chris that he has done everything for Chris. In fact, Joe Keller is mistakenly over concerned with his personal responsibility or his responsibility towards his society or country as whole. In All My Sons the character of Joe Keller has been presented by Miller with social and psychological

  • Examples Of Selfishness In All My Sons

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    People Are Selfish It is said that 70% of the American population is classified as being selfish. The author of All My Sons, Arthur Miller, reveals that most people really do not care about others. In the play All My Sons, there is much conflict centered around one family relating to the ideas of marriage, death, and lying. The character, Joe Keller, represents an image of how most people do not care about others because he is very selfish. Joe’s selfishness are shown through how he blames others

  • All My Sons Character Analysis

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    play All My Sons, author Arthur Miller successfully shows the challenges of emotional journeys to the audience through the character development of businessman, Joe Keller. Miller uses Keller as a representation of the Americans who suffered from the widespread poverty, despair, and unemployment following the Great Depression. Joe Keller lies and cheats to achieve ultimate success for himself and his family, yet in doing so destroys many relationships around him, particularly with his two sons; Chris

  • Essay on 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 Critical Essay

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    All my Sons - Critical Essay 'All my sons' written by Arthur Miller is a dramatic play which shows actions and consequences and morality and studies the theme of idealism verses realism, social responsibility and the American dream. This play takes place after World War II, in the year 1947. The play shows conflict between a Father and a son and how quickly a family can fall apart following a serious revelation. Arthur Miller uses techniques such as characterization, stage directions and a delayed

  • All My Sons By Arthur Miller

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    Dramatic tension is a figurative device an author would use to add tension to conflict between characters. In Arthur Miller’s play, All My Sons, dramatic tension is created by using theoretical devices and language, utilizing conflicting character personalities, dramatic irony, and character development, to exhibit dramatic tension in order to keep the audience engaged in the play. ACT 1 At the beginning of Act One, when Keller gives the audience first impressions of characters, the audience begins

  • Theme Of Selfishness In All My Sons

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    Selfish According to The Washington Post, 70% of the American population is classified as being selfish. (“Americans are patriotic, honest, lazy, and selfish, according to Americans: The Washington Post”) Selfishness is displayed in the play All My Sons, as there is much conflict centered around one family relating to the ideas of marriage, death, and lying. In this play, the author, Arthur Miller, reveals that most people really do not care about others, by showing that they are indeed selfish

  • Examples Of Social Responsibility In All My Sons

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    realises Larry's letter. So he said with broken heart, "They were all my sons" (89). Thus, the exposure of his guilt in the supply of defective cylinder heads, and of the fact of his being responsible for the suicide committed by Larry and the death of 21 young pilots whom he comes to acknowledge as his own sons, pains Joe very much. Joe Keller is a moving character whose place in All My Sons is quite important. Chris Keller, son of Joe Keller, becomes a prototype of a person having moral values