All My Sons - Alysse Johnson All My Sons Family Wants All...

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Alysse Johnson All My Sons Family Wants All My Sons by Arthur Miller has one key character, Joe Keller, who can be viewed as either good or bad. Joe Keller certainly viewed himself as a victim of circumstances during World War II. Although he felt guilty about his actions during Post World War II he still believes that his own actions were out of his control. In reality looking at Joe’s character I view him as a selfish person, not for himself but for his view on what and how his family should be. Promoting the dream of a rich all-American family was all that he was trying to do, but in doing so he crossed lines that ruined and ended lives during and after the war. Convinced that he did it for a good reason Joe and Chris had a life changing argument when Chris found out what Joe did. Still Joe is trying to convince Chris and himself that it was okay because he did it for them, he says to Chris, “For you, a business for you.” (70) Even at the end of the play Joe kept arguing that his actions were not wrong and that the reasons that he did it for was just. Trying to convince himself and his family that he did it because it was what his family wanted. That it was alright because he did it so that he could make money for the dream
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Butler during the Spring '11 term at Cardinal Stritch.

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