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All My Sons

All My Sons


by Arthur Miller

All My Sons Morality and Ethics 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 #4

Keller: I want him to know, Annie… while he's sitting there I want him to know that when he gets out he's got a place waitin' for him. It'll take his bitterness away. To know you got a place… it sweetens you. (2.158)

So what do you think: How much of this is Joe truly reaching out to his old colleague? How much of it is Joe covering his tracks?

Quote #5

Mother: While you were getting mad about Fascism Frank was getting into her bed.
George: He won the war, Frank. (2.372-3)

Like Chris, George comes back disillusioned from the war. Faced with the banal reality of late '40s America, they can't understand what they were fighting for in the first place.

Quote #6

George: [to Ann] He simply told your father to kill pilots, and covered himself in bed! (2.485)

George seems to react more strongly to the betrayal of his father than to the original crime of shipping bad parts.

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