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All My Sons

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

Guilt and Blame Quotes

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Quote #4

Chris: I felt wrong to be alive, to open the bank-book, to drive the new car, to see the new refrigerator. (1.541)

When he returns from the war, Chris suffers survivor's guilt. This guilt is informed not only by his own experience of war, but by his buried suspicion that his father is a war profiteer.

Quote #5

Keller: It's crazy, but it comes to my mind. She don't hold nothin' against me, does she? (1.573)

With George calling from the prison where his father is held, Joe gets paranoid. Perhaps Ann has come to trap him too? A guilty conscience starts to dampen his good mood.

Quote #6

George: He's a little man. That's what happens to suckers, you know. It's good I went to him in time – another year there'd be nothing left but his smell. (2.225)

This is George's introduction to the topic of "Ann, there's no way in hell you are marrying into this family." George includes Chris in his condemnation of Joe.

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