All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
All My Sons Wealth 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.
Sue: Research pays twenty-five dollars a week minus laundering the hair shirt. You've got to give up your life to go into it. (2.65)
While Kate and Ann both downplay their interest in economic comfort, Sue is very upfront about it. She openly encourages her husband to pursue money and resents anyone standing in the way of that.
George: I saw your factory on the way from the station. It looks like General Motors. (2.400)
For George, the successful factory is a symbol of the injustice Joe inflicted on his father. Joe gets rich; Steve gets imprisoned.
Keller: I don't know what you mean! You wanted money, so I made money. What must I be forgive? You wanted money, didn't you? (3.61)
Joe feels betrayed by Kate turning on him now. Like her neighbor Sue, she must have at some point encouraged him to make the family comfortable. Both Joe and Kate hide from their own responsibility in this matter.