Joe is shocked that Chris would consider giving up the family business, one that Joe has worked hard to build up and hand over, eventually, to his son. Joe says he doesn't know anything more than she does — an outright lie. אומנם הבן הגדול לארי נעלם במלחמה, אבל האם בטוחה שהוא ישוב והבן והאב לא רוצים לערער את שלוותה הנפשית. Joe disapproves of this encouragement, as does their surviving son Chris. However, Ann is ready to move on with her life. The death is confirmed, and the guilt sets in.
If Joe was something of a control freak and a bully, then Steve was someone who let himself be controlled and bullied by his superior—for, after all, Steve could have stopped production himself, had he felt it necessary at the time. I may have dozed off for a little while, but I don't think I missed much, if I missed anything at all. He said that was a very interesting question. Twice over the last few years they've been a great shock, the closest of friends, one cooking, one vacuum cleaning, alive one moment, dead minutes later. The sweetness exuded by the matriarch is tainted by bitterness and an earnest longing for her missing son. As will be shown, most of the rest of the neighborhood has already accepted as fact the idea that Larry died in the war, and that the Keller family must make its way in the world with only one of its two sons. This peaceful scene is temporary, as the apple tree is symbolically struck down by lightning, suggesting the foreboding turn of events to come.
Now they just have to figure out how to tell Kate. Eğer ufacık bir piyes yazmaya dahi çalıştıysanız, Miller'ın her oyunda istisnasız başarabildiği ve o yazdığında insana çok kolaymış gibi gelen dramatik kurguyu, karakter derinliğini, karakterler arasındaki ilişkilerdeki müthiş dengeyi gözleriniz dolmadan müşahede edemezsiniz. Chris confides in Joe that he wants to marry Ann, and that she feels the same way. ביריעה קצרה יחסית נוגע ארתור מילר בעצב החשוף של החברה האמריקאית. Other son finds out, is in denial for 3 years, faces facts, tells dad he is ashamed. But Chris refuses to believe that Annie could do that to him or to the Kellers, and, as it turns out, Chris is right: Annie has come to visit with the purest of intentions, and it is only George, with his desire for revenge, who wants explicitly to harm the Kellers out of a sense of retribution. During the play, Steve Deever is in prison for selling faulty airplane parts, and his son George blames Joe Keller for his father's imprisonment.
And then there is this: ------------------------------------------------- In the space of two acts, I went from giving this a potential 3 star rating to a 5. At the start it's a bit tricky to keep track of who is speaking, though the cast did an amazing job. All My Sons introduced, themes that thread through Miller's work as a whole: the relationship between fathers and sons, and the conflict between business and personal ethics. The minor characters in the play are several neighbors of the Kellers. I am grateful to Arthur Miller for this play which taught me a lot about Drama, English language and hints on American way of thinking. He and Steve had been accused of selling cracked cylinder heads to the Air Force, causing twenty-one planes to crash.
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. Kate is determined for proof that Larry could not have died in war, and is still alive and will return home, even though two years have passed since he went missing. To complicate this family drama, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. עם התקדמות המחזה, מתגלה פשע איום של האב ורדיפת הכסף והצביעות של החברה האמריקאית נחשפים במלוא עוצמתם. Man sells damaged airplane engines to military, to make family rich. It is a dual, between personal Versus National interests. For Miller, the town and its below-the-surface troubles stand in for the troubles the entire nation faced in the aftermath of the Second World War.
After a disastrous decision of shipping out faulty parts to the army, Deever ends up in prison, his screams echoing his innocence. The play is written in three acts. All My Sons, a three-act play written by Miller in 1947, is one of his best-known works. So they talk about steak and champagne instead, and Keller exits. The characters are well presented, until the last page you discover something new about them.
Many examples of this idea can be found in literature. He's a self-made businessman of about sixty. Basically an essay on our responsibility for each other in this world. He told me he was going out to behave badly. I would have definitely dropped reading it if it was not a part of our curriculum!! In their very insistence that Joe has nothing to hide, Kate and Joe make it seem, quite naturally for the audience, that in fact Joe does have something he needs to explain—it will be revealed that this has to do with Steve and the manufacturing fiasco that placed him in prison. It is important that the name of the small town is never revealed—Miller, the playwright, wishes to make the town seem like it could be anywhere in the United States.
Kate doesn't want to acknowledge that Chris might be courting her. I think part of what makes Miller's male characters so tragic is that they are trying to fit into the expectations that American society puts on men, at least in the 40's and 50's. Keller's subversion of integrity has benefited him for sure, but his actions has affected so many others, notably Steve, who has lost his reputation and house, and the 21 pilots who lost their lives - and his actions are all coming back to haunt him terribly. Joe Keller was his business partner, although he was not convicted of the crime. Meanwhile, Kate Keller believes that Larry is still alive, and she does not want her other son, Chris, to marry Ann, because in her mind Ann is still Larry's girl.