All My Sons
How we cite our quotes:
Mother: Your brother's alive, darling, because if he's dead, your father killed him. Do you understand me now? (2.519)
We're really interested in Kate's own complicity with Joe's decision to let those cracked cylinders ship. He seems to rely on her guidance quite a bit. Do you think she knew about it at the time? Gave him advice?
Keller: Chris… Chris, I did it for you, it was a chance and I took it for you. (2.546)
Joe's rationalization of this crime eventually makes it harder for Chris to condemn him. But in this moment, all Chris feels is shocked – and tainted by his father's deed.
Keller: I'm askin' you. What am I, a stranger? I thought I had a family here. What happened to my family? (3.45)
When the truth finally comes to light, Kate retreats from her usual busy mastery of the situation. Joe's left feeling alone, wondering why he made the sacrifices he did.