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    All My Sons Guilty Father

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    “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 young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the actions. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Devver, the bitterness of George Devver returned from the war to find his father in prison and his partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity. When losing a loved one guilt and denial overwhelms a family. For example, Joe Keller owns a…

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    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…

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    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 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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    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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    How Does Keller Show Guilt

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    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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    Arthur Miller was looked at as a prominent figure during the twentieth century. Miller was an essayist and wrote creative American playwrights. Throughout his career he earned the Tony Awards for Best Play, Kennedy Center Honors, and several more. He is also famously known for his short marriage to Marilyn Monroe. Miller started as a young man with a dream and ended with a wonderful life, and several writings behind. Miller was born on October 17, 1915 in Harlem, New York to a family of…

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    Is Success Tangible? Arthur Miller’s 1949 play Death of a Salesman is a very powerful play that discusses not only the slow demise of Willy Loman, the aging salesman with two unsuccessful sons, but also highlights the different views that people can have regarding success. Willy Loman, the father of Biff Loman and brother of Ben, is a salesman who has dedicated his life to building up his reputation. His son Biff has spent much of his life trying to find a job he truly loves to do, but has…

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    noted for his work on The Misfits. Arthur Miller was a playwriting essayist and people all over the world admire and study them. Arthur was born in October 17, 1915, in New York, Miller majored in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for the college newspaper. He later switched his major to english, and one of his professors mentored him in playwriting. His first play produced on New York’s Broadway was The Man Who Had All The Luck, which closed after only flour performances in 1944…

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    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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