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All My Sons

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

Justice and Judgment Quotes

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Quote #10

Chris: I could jail him! I could jail him, if I were human any more. But I'm like everybody else now. I'm practical now. You made me practical. (3.124)

Again, Chris places the blame on his parents, who "made" him practical. He needs an out just as much as his father does.

Quote #11

Chris: Then what was Larry to you? A stone that fell into the water? It's not enough for him to be sorry. Larry didn't kill himself to make you and Dad sorry. (3.175)

We wonder why Chris wants his father to be punished so much. For the ideal of justice? To keep Ann? To cancel out his own complicity?

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