45 pages 1 hour read

Arthur Miller

All My Sons

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1947

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Essay Topics


How does Joe Keller embody the American Dream, and how does Chris’s dawning awareness of his father’s guilt mirror his evolving understanding of that dream?


Kate sees the falling of the apple tree as a clear sign that her son Larry is alive and will soon come home. How does the tree work as a symbol within the play itself, and how does the play make meaning out of the gap between Kate’s understanding of the tree and that of the audience?


How do the Kellers’ neighbors embody varying aspects of post-war America and the American Dream?