All my sons act 1 script
All My Sons by Arthur MillerJoe Keller and Herbert Deever, partners in a machine shop during the war, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went on to make lots of money. In a work of tremendous power, a love affair between Kellers son, Chris, and Ann Deever, Herberts daughter, the bitterness of George Keller, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his fathers partner free, and the reaction of a son to his fathers guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity.
Winner of the Drama Critics Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theater. All My Sons introduced, themes that thread through Millers work as a whole: the relationship between fathers and sons, and the conflict between business and personal ethics.
All My Sons Summary and Analysis of Act I
Literary Devices in All My Sons
Kate is Joe Keller's wife and Chris Keller's mom. Arthur Miller refers to her as "Mother," in the script. Her motherliness is one of her defining characteristics, as Miller stresses in the stage directions preceding her first entrance: Mother […] is in her early fifties, a woman of uncontrolled inspirations, and an overwhelming capacity for love. When she senses that Chris is falling for Ann which Kate disapproves of , she drops several unflattering hints about Ann's appearance: "I think her nose got longer" 1. She also wields her love as a weapon. Just as Joe laughs and jokes to dispel tension, Kate nurtures to manipulate. When George arrives in Act 2, a threat to she and Joe's security, Kate spins a web of comfort around him that almost makes him forget his desire for justice.