All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
All My Sons Family Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
Bert: Tommy said another dirty word to Doris yesterday, and you didn't even demote him.
Keller: [he chuckles and winks at Chris, who is enjoying all this.] Yeah, that's a dangerous character, that Tommy. (1.132-33)
Keller is a playful father figure to the neighborhood boys. Chris admires his rapport with them.
Chris: I've been a good son too long, a good sucker. I'm through with it. (1.215)
Loyalty to his family is getting in the way of Chris's personal happiness.