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All My Sons (Penguin Plays) and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more . This item:All My Sons by Arthur Miller Paperback $ All My Sons book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Joe Keller and Herbert Deever, partners in a machine shop during the w . All My Sons is a play by Arthur Miller. It opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in .. My Sons on Broadway Official Website · Essay contrasting the play with the US elections, from James Moran, the Dublin Review of Books.

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All My Sons by Arthur Miller – review. 'The story is a reflection of society and how people driven by a lust for money can stoop to any extent to. All My Sons by Arthur Miller - book cover, description, publication history. All My Sons by Arthur Miller, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This item has been added to your basket View basket Checkout. Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. View other formats and editions. In Joe and Kate Keller's family garden, an apple tree - a memorial to their son Larry, lost in the Second World War - has been torn down by a storm. But his loss is not the only part of the family's past they can't put behind them. Not everybody's forgotten the court case that put Joe's partner in jail, or the cracked engine heads his factory produced which caused it and dropped twenty-one pilots out of the sky Added to basket.

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Well, we got talking, and one way or another, he asked me out as soon as the case is officially closed and I'm no longer a suspect. I said couldn't it be like The Bill and he dates me especially because I'm a suspect. He said this was real life ma'am. Of course. Real life. What was I thinking. And then there is this: View all 4 comments. This was one of the classic plays we read in school our teacher wanted to offer an alternative to the usual Shakespeare lessons.

Since that was I can happily report that the play was as wonderfully tragic as the first time. We start in a garden where a storm has brought down an apple tree and thus unleashes some painful memories that plague the resident family. You see, the tree was planted in memory of the Kell This was one of the classic plays we read in school our teacher wanted to offer an alternative to the usual Shakespeare lessons.

You see, the tree was planted in memory of the Keller family's oldest son, Larry, who was a fighter pilot and went MIA missing in action during WW2. The family has been living in a sort of limbo ever since, with some having given up hope of him ever returning, while others refuse to acknowledge the possibilty that he is dead. Moreover, the wealthy family made their fortune by building planes for the government during WW2.

However, there was a horrible tragedy resulting in the death of 21 pilots and the subsequent court case put Mr. Keller's neighbour and business partner in jail. Naturally, that is not the full story and the storm killing the tree is bringing it all to the surface, finally forcing all assembled to face the past as well as more recent developments.

Arthur Miller had a wonderful way of breathing life into any plot.

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Here, he processes the horrors of WW2, the many losses people had to somehow come to terms with, picking up the pieces afterwards in any way they could, as well as some classic morals can't go into detail as that would spoiler too much. He also had an uncanny way with different characters. Not one is like the other and they are all multi-faceted. You hate them, you pity them, but it is impossible to feel nothing about them or their dark secrets when they clash in the most magnificent and tragic of ways.

This is one of those far too underrated classics. Simply beautiful and important!

In the space of two acts, I went from giving this a potential 3 star rating to a 5. Arthur Miller sure knows how to write a play, and the shocks just kept on coming with this one!

Going into this short three act play, I didn't think this would be one that would stick with me like 'The Crucible' did. Act 1 introduced a lot of characters at once, and I found it quite difficult to remember who was who. I found myself constantly flicking back to the character list, just to try to keep myself right.

However, with the arrival of Ann, the characters on stage at the same time narrowed, and that was when the plot and character relationships really began to come to the forefront. It shone out of the page, and seemed very real to me, a loving father joking about a young, budding couple. He came across as a very genuine character, who cared for those around him.

Chris and Ann's relationship was enjoyable to read as well, and you could really feel the turmoil of the later events of the play taking its toll on them as well as the other characters around them. I did not expect any of the twists in this play at all, and they just kept on coming in Acts 2 and 3. I actually found myself staring wide-eyed at the page, and closed the book over with an audible 'Oh my god. The final moments of the play were heartbreaking and shocking, and packed a lot of punch.

I would highly recommend this play to anyone who enjoys Arthur Miller's work, or strong dramatic plays in general. This is one that I would absolutely love to see on stage, so fingers crossed a production might come my way at some point! View all 5 comments. I never saw you as a man. I saw you as my father. Three years ago the father Joe Keler and his partner get involved in a corrupt arms deal and his partner get prisoned , and some hidden stories start to show up.

I don't know why it is, but every time I reach out for something I want, I have to pull back because other people will suffer. Jul 10, Marnie rated it liked it. Another book I think I'll like more after studying it We shall see!

I'm at a loss for words.

This was just Holy shit. Mar 04, Meyer S rated it it was ok. Are our expectations too high, or should people live up to the standard that others set for them? Arthur Miller does not give us an answer of course but there are moments in this drama that get us pretty close.

The play is written in three acts. A simple structure: I was lucky enough to pick up this play knowing very little about it.

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However, I will say that for an actor and reader the Keller family the main protagonists of the play come across as characters with dimension and depth. Miller has written some great roles here, with a lot of unspoken issues for actors to play with. This text is a quick read, but one that will creep up on you. Like the best of Miller, it deals with a situation that almost any human can relate to, disappointment in someone we love. It will last because that is a part of the human condition and Miller has captured it with all its love, pain, and consequences.

I will be seeing a professional production of this piece next week and I imagine it will only enhance my appreciation for this text.

Nov 27, Donna rated it really liked it. This is super short but yet it managed to pack a punch. I liked that. I listened to the dramatization of this and it was done incredibly well.

Usually this style of audio is not my favorite, but I really liked this one. I liked that the characters were well drawn. For being so short, I felt like I knew all that I needed to know to get to the end with a bang.

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So 4 stars. Arthur Miller capturing a family drama..

Nov 22, Helga rated it liked it Shelves: A three act play by Arthur Miller about the impact of a person's immoral and dishonest actions upon his family and society. This is another book that I had to study for my English Language course, for Drama classes. I hated the way the idea was presented So, when loosing your son you realize you've killed him and other youth who are the sons of other men as well and then you show regret and think "they're all my sons"!!!

I had a big problem with the naive style of delivering the message behind this play or whatsoever, it was so direct and there were no twists at all to drag your attention or curiousity for readin This is another book that I had to study for my English Language course, for Drama classes.

I had a big problem with the naive style of delivering the message behind this play or whatsoever, it was so direct and there were no twists at all to drag your attention or curiousity for reading. I would have definitely dropped reading it if it was not a part of our curriculum!! And when i watched the movie before the exam I felt like, I really want to tell those actors, thanks to you, I now hate it even more!!

Miller'da bu karakterlerden yok. Apr 20, Shaimaa rated it liked it Shelves: This play is deceptively easy to read; embedded within it is the multitude of layers in meanings regarding the social condition and the self.

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Though only spanning three acts, and I must say I found the first act slightly confusing with the introduction of so many characters, which settled down in the subsequent acts , Miller has engineered a subtle progression of events towards the penultimate scene, reminiscent of the ending to another of his works, Death of a Salesman. All My Sons features th This play is deceptively easy to read; embedded within it is the multitude of layers in meanings regarding the social condition and the self.

All My Sons features the characters living in post-war peace time - but much of their dialogues involve events in war time, in the past. This dialectic allows us to understand the negotiation between the past and present as these characters sought to create an identity for themselves in the present - even if it requires self-denial. Joe Keller chose to deny responsibility over his actions which caused the death of twenty one pilots, and this landed his friend Steve in jail.

Kate Keller, fully aware of this, chooses not to ascertain her son's Larry death because doing so would confirm her husband's culpability. While this dialectic is seemingly negotiated, the past then infiltrates the present, presenting an inevitable confrontation which seeks a immediate solution.

The play starts with a peaceful description of the Kellers, taking place "in the broad light of a peaceful day". This peaceful scene is temporary, as the apple tree is symbolically struck down by lightning, suggesting the foreboding turn of events to come.

The characters are haunted by the ghosts of the past, as the dark secrets of the past slowly come to light.

They seek to restrain these secrets by denying the truth, by denying reality. Keller only reads the want ads, seemingly avoiding the "bad news" which may serve as a guilt-tripping reminder about the crime he has strived to deny all this while.

The sudden announcement of George's arrival unnerved Keller, as he starts to defend himself, while unknowingly giving himself away, as he prompts Chris to inherit his estate "without shame", proving to be a sheer acknowledgement of the sins he sought to deny. 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.

The final scene was the most poignant, as news that Larry had committed suicide after finding out the sins of Keller has reached the characters. The death is confirmed, and the guilt sets in.Philip K. Looking for More Great Reads?

For three and a half years, she has concealed her knowledge of a crime her husband has committed. Despite George's protests, Ann sends him away. The Crucible.

George insists his sister Ann cannot marry Chris Keller, son of the man who destroyed the Deevers. Events Podcasts Apps. Real life.

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