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American Drama: Discussion Joe Keller’s Suicide o Claim: Joe Keller has a self-consistent moral code and had to kill himself because it didn’t achieve what he would have wanted No justifiable principles Perhaps not a tragic hero bc no internalized code Dying because Larry’s code; not his own moral code o Joe must undergo tragedy to redeem Chris of the guilt he had inherited from his father’s code Violation of Chris’ idealistic mind Larry is the one who asks for Chris’s death o Suggests that he has contempt for the law and despite the fact that Joe was guilty, he gets off free and rather than going to jail and facing the justice system, he defies the law and shoots himself o When the law is prohibited from exercising its power, does the reverse of law produce complication that distorts even love o Love is always contaminated by power and self interest Willy Loman’s Suicide o

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