All My Sons
All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
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All My Sons Family Quotes Page 1

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How we cite the 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.
Quote #1

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.

Quote #2

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.

Quote #3

Keller: I want you to spread out, Chris, I want you to use what I made for you… I mean, with joy, Chris, without shame… with joy. (1.585)

To be sympathetic to Joe's situation, we really have to get behind the idea that he did it all for his family.

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