"All My Sons" Term Paper by Peter Pen

"All My Sons"
An analysis of the themes in "All My Sons," written by Arthur Miller.
# 101095 | 1,147 words | 0 sources | 2008
Published on Feb 18, 2008 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses the father-son conflict between the characters of Joe Keller and Chris Keller in "All My Sons," written by Arthur Miller. The paper shows how Miller uses this conflict to progress and refine his theme that men are responsible for their actions and their fellow brother's actions. It discusses the reasons for the conflict and what it comes to teach the reader.

From the Paper:

"The conflict between the two characters, Joe Keller and Chris Keller, arises for two reasons. The first reason is that Joe Keller represents the old generation, in his realistic and practical thinking, as apposed to Chris Keller's romantic and idealistic way of thinking. Another reason for conflict is that Joe Keller puts his family before anything else and sticks to securing the father image and paternal responsibility at home. Joe is a survivalist and sees that the security of his family is the most important thing. Chris on the other hand believes that having a solid connection with the outside world beyond the individual family is more ideal way of life. Chris Keller is one who will sacrifice for the greater good of mankind. Joe Keller represents the people who stayed in America during the war and Chris represents the veterans of the war. Ultimately there is a generation gap at the basis of this conflict."

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