All My Sons

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  • All My Sons Symbolism Analysis

    In All My sons by Arthur Miller, the usage of symbolism is used in a post war world to show the death of a son and a community’s disregard for the truth. Symbols include an apple tree and a jail created by the patriarch of the Keller family. The neighborhood is living in a time period following World War II. The time period allows for the symbols to have more impact. At the beginning of the drama, the symbol of the apple tree is presented. The apple tree was planted in memorial of the Keller’s deceased son, Larry. The father, Joe, and son, Chris, were using the tree to “put [their] minds to forgetting him” (21). In contrast, Chris’s mother, Kate, was not so confident that her son was dead, she claimed that “it was too soon to plant a tree…

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  • The Theme Of Guilt In All My Sons

    All My Sons is an American play written by Arthur Miller. It’s about an American family where the family was divided and conflicted just after the second world war as their sons were sent to war to fight and sacrificed greatly for the safety of their own nation while their father had sacrificed other pilots’ safety, directed the guilt towards his own partner and made money. This was a metaphor of the divide between the new American society that were in fury of the wealthy people that made money…

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  • All My Sons Guilty Father

    “Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal and love leaves a memory that no one can steal”-Anonymous. In Arthur Miller’s play All my Sons shows that it is difficult to accept the death of a loved one. During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Devver ran a machine shop which made airplane parts Devver was sent to prison because the firm sent out defective parts causing deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the…

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  • All My Sons Tragic Hero Analysis

    All My Sons by Arthur Miller has been argued by many to be a modern tragedy while others claim that his play, All My Sons, cannot be considered a tragedy. However, to truly debate if Miller was able to created a modern tragedy, one must first know what a tragedy is. “Tragedy”, as first coined by Aristotle, a famous Greek philosopher, is defined as a play that portrays the fall of a good character because of a catastrophic mistake by the protagonist. A true tragedy must also evoke pity and fear…

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  • Character Analysis Of Joe Keller In All My Sons

    The plot ‘All My Sons” is set in August 1947 in a mid-eastern American town. The time of the play is between Sunday morning and a little after two o’clock of the following morning. Arthur Miller describe Joe Keller as a heavy man of stolid mind, a businessman for many years who sacrificed everything including his honor, in his struggles to make the family prosper. However, he has totally different actions with different characters in his family. Joe Keller is sixty-one years old. He is the main…

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  • Death Of A Salesman By Takashi Oka Analysis

    Miller was interviewed about his play ' ' Death of a Salesman ' ' in China. In this interview Arthur Miller tells how hard it was to rehearse the play in China. There was only one actor who understood English. After all, he said: "the play was built around very fundamental family emotions which expand out into society. The Chinese, after all, are practically inventors of the family ' ' (Oka). Miller was sure that the Chinese public will perceive his play with the right understanding, will try…

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  • How Does Keller Show Guilt

    it more susceptible to snap. Just like a string, all guilt has a snapping point. Joe Keller is the protagonist in Arthur Miller's play All My Sons, who is consumed by the guilt of killing innocent World War II pilots. The guilt of this tragedy is unbearable for Keller, as it drives him to insanity and ultimately compels him to commit suicide. Keller's greatest enemy is his internal demon. He struggles with the weight of cheating his once loyal partner, Herbert Deever, into 'fixing' defective…

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  • The American Dream And Success In Death Of A Salesman

    good night.” (Segel, Melnick, & Susskind, n.d., 22:55). It is apparent that Willy has sabotaged his own success by putting himself into a situation that would present him with guilt. In the analysis of “Death of a Salesman” Schultz notes. “In Willy’s case, his goal is so strongly motivated by the love of money, he neglects his family. (Schultz, 2010, para. 7). Willy has his wife and sons’ admiration but chooses not to see or at least admit to his neglect of his family’s feelings. The dramatic…

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  • Tragic Hero In Arthur Miller's Use Of Modern Tragedy

    Miller maintains, knows this fear better than any king, queen, dictator, or politician. Joe Keller knows the consuming fear of not being able to provide for his family. The business is all that matters to Joe Keller; his entire world “had a forty-foot front, it ended at the building line” (Miller 63). Joe’s entire life consisted of make money to provide for his family and sons. Like Oedipus, Joe Keller’s tragic spiral leads to a climax in which he finally accepts the answer of his fate and…

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  • American Dream In Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman

    In the third dream, he puts the belief into his sons that are Biff and Happy. Then, he wants his sons to help himself achieve his desire through the American Dream like Ben. According to the play, Willy Loman says about Ben: “That man was a genius, that man was success incarnate” which shows he really respects Ben and wants to be a successful person like Ben. In addition, his belief and desire are increase when Ben represents the business ideals and the success in the role a traveling salesman…

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