Essay about All My Sons Character Analysis

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All My Sons Essay One of the major themes of All My Sons by Arthur Miller is the relationship between family, friends, and even society. A closely related topic to this is individuality and how each character has separate goals, ideas, and attitudes towards the other characters and situations in the plot. Arthur Miller once said, “We are all separate people”, and characters from All My Sons, such as Dr. Jim Bayliss, Ann Deever, and Chris Keller, Support this concept. Dr. Jim Bayliss is a doctor in his forties, who is now living next to the Kellers. He is married to his money-obsessed and cynical wife. Sue. Jim is a good neighbor, looking in on Kate when she’s ill, picking up George, and looking for Chris. Jim’s main quality that …show more content…
These are his most defining qualities. Throughout the play, he is known for trying to diffuse the situation and is the most emotional character. He doesn’t tell his mother the fact that Larry is truly dead and that she must move on, for this appeals to his passionate side and refrains from deeply hurting his mother. Chris tells Ann that no one in the neighborhood remembers the old crime to make her feel more comfortable and tries to calm and befriend Ann’s hostile brother George when he arrives. Sue describes his passionate feeling about the war to Ann, and Jim describes him as, “Chris would never know how to live with a thing like that. It takes a certain talent… for lying. You have it, and I do. But not him” (3.21) on the topic of lying. At the end of the play, Chris feels that he must redeem and boring justice to the dead pilots, and that his father must go to jail. In All My Sons by Arthur Miller, relationships with others are crucial aspects of the play. Even though many of the characters gave similar characteristics, several of them have qualities that greatly differ from those of the others. The traits of Dr. Jim Bayliss, Ann Deever, and Chris Keller, in particular, support Arthur Miller’s concept of, “We are all separate

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