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All My Sons

All My Sons


by Arthur Miller

All My Sons Justice and Judgment 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.

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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