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All My Sons
All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
Edition: Paperback
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars an interesting insight of post war tragedy, February 6, 2000
This review is from: All My Sons (Paperback)
Miller creates a sense of post war family tragedy in All My Sons, as he portrays the effects of war profiteering upon a Mid Western American family. The sense of tragedy is present from Act one, when the significance of the broken tree is shown. Losing a son in the war was almost commonplace during this era, but this also serves to show Kate's inner strengths. She is portrayed as weak and fragile, but with hindesight, she is a solid character. She has lived with the knowledge of her husbands crime, and the thought that if her son is dead, it is ultimately his father's doing, yet she remains strong - mainly for Chris's sake. The tension in the play is also important, as it is built up to a climax where Joe commits suicide. The plot is excellent, and the twist to the ending aids the dramatic tension. The insight into American family and community is useful, and the characters Miller created for this play have both depth and importance.


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