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All My Sons Characters
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Joe Keller, IgnoramusArthur Miller gives a good bit of space to the description of Joe Keller in the opening stage directions:A heavy man of stolid mind and build, a business man these many years,...
Like Father, Like SonChris is Joe Keller's surviving son. Miller describes him as "thirty-two; like his father, solidly built, a listener. A man capable of immense affection and loyalty" (1.102). W...
Mother / ManipulatorKate is Joe Keller's wife and Chris Keller's mom. Arthur Miller refers to her as "Mother," in the script. Her motherliness is one of her defining characteristics, as Miller stre...
Ann is the daughter of Steve Deever, former neighbor of the Kellers, as well as former fiancée of the dead Larry Keller. A little while after Larry's death, she and Chris started writing each...
George Deever is the brother of Ann and the son of Steve Deever. He grew up as the Kellers' neighbor before his father was imprisoned for selling faulty goods to the military. George is only around...
Dr. Jim Bayliss
Jim Bayliss is world-weary doctor in his forties. He lives with his wife, Sue, next door to the Kellers. Jim has sweet memories of his idealistic youth: "[…] one year I simply took off, went...
Sue is Doctor Jim Bayliss's wife. Because she put her husband through medical school, she still has a sort of power over him, which she exerts to keep her family materially comfortable. Sue is cyni...
Frank Lubey is in his thirties and lucky. He avoided the draft in World War II, married Lydia, and set up a nice house for her and their three kids. With an interest in horoscopes, Frank completes...
Lydia Lubey is the Kellers' 27-year-old neighbor, and the wife of Frank. She used to have a thing with serious old George, but when he enlisted for the army, she gave him up and married Frank. She...
Bert is a neighborhood kid who comes around the Kellers'. Their play together – mostly centering around a jail (check out "Symbols") – underlines the image of Joe as a good father.
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