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.
The house is two stories high and had seven rooms. It would have cost perhaps fifteen thousand in the early twenties when it was built. (1.1)
Miller establishes in the setting that the Kellers' financial comfort defines them.
Chris: If I have to grub for money all day long at least at evening I want it beautiful. I want a family, I want some kids, I want to build something I can give myself to. Annie is in the middle of that. (1.219)
Chris hopes he can maintain a balance of making money and building a life he can believe in. His idealism prevents him from acknowledging the reality of the business he's inheriting.