All my sons concerns the conflict between a pragmatic father and his idealistic son joe keller, the father, is a blue-collar industrialist, a self-made man motivated by an extreme sense of. Communism, consumerism, capitalism i have studied arthur miller's all my sons in relation to the impact communism, consumerism and capitalism had on both the playwright and the american populous and how this is evidenced in the play. Kazan directed miller's first major broadway play, all my sons, in 1947, two years before they staged death of a salesman where they're working on a script called the hook. All my sons is a 1947 play by arthur miller it opened on broadway at the coronet theatre in new york city on january 29, 1947, closed on november 8, 1949 and ran for 328 performances.
Free summary and analysis of the events in arthur miller's all my sons that won't make you snore we promise. Arthur miller in a 1993 interview reported by christopher bigsby in his introduction to all my sons: a drama in three acts, penguin classics as to the illicit fortunes being made and the junk being sold, the productive capacity of the country had to be focused on the output of arms and munitions. Arthur miller (october 17, 1915 - february 10, 2005) was an american playwrighthis best known plays are all my sons, death of a salesman and the cruciblehe also wrote for the movie the misfits while married to marilyn monroe. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in all my sons, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work family and familial obligation nearly all the characters in the play are concerned with the establishment and maintenance of family life.
The centenary year of playwright arthur miller's birth is being marked with an explosion of productions around the uk in 2015 one of the first out of the blocks is a touring production of all my. The poetry that arthur miller writes and the poetry that he celebrates is the miracle of human life, in all its bewilderments, its betrayals, its denials, but, finally, and most significantly, its transcendent worth. Relatedness arthur miller stated that the issue of relatedness is the main one in all my sonsthe play introduces questions that involve an individual's obligation to society, personal responsibility, and the distinction between private and public matters.
Arthur miller's drama all my sons asks a tough question: how far should a man go to secure his family's well-being the play delves into deeply moral issues regarding our obligations to our fellow man divided into three acts, the story unfolds in the following manner: act one: the friendly keller. All the rules were being violated every day but you wanted not to mention it (from an interview with miller, quoted by cwe bigsby in his introduction to all my sons, by arthur miller, penguin classics, 2000. As miller explained in an interview in 1999 (arthur miller, all my sons: a drama in three acts, edited by cwe bigsby, penguin classics, 2000), the concept behind it was that joe keller was both responsible for and a part of a great web of meaning, of being he had torn that web he had ripped apart the structure that supports life and. All my sons study guide contains a biography of arthur miller, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis about all my sons all my sons summary.
Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil's advocate for a moment, lured by the charms of kate and joe, george deever wishes he could be a keller in all my sons , miller argues for a redefinition of family. Arthur miller's scathing portrait of american society, all my sons, is revived here by director howard davies with an intricate, naturalistic set and detailed performances. Disillusionment in all my sons by arthur miller one of the central themes of all my sons is the disillusionment of the young, and this theme can be traced through the character chris, who comes to be disenchanted with his family, society and himself by realizing that none of these is as moral as he once believed.
- all my sons by arthur miller during the course of this essay i will be investigating a play called 'all my sons' by arthur miller the play was written during the war and was set in the suburbs of a town 700 miles from new york. With the production of all my sons in 1947, miller finally established himself directed by elia kazan, the play received immediate acclaim, running for 328 performances and winning the new york drama critics' circle award and two tony awards. All my sons was arthur miller's first successful play critics have found, in the play, evidence of miller's relative immaturity as a playwright while much of this comes from a failure to fully understand the play, it is true that all my sons is a way station on the road to death of a salesman and the crucible. All my sons, 1947, explores the effect of past decisions on the present and future of the individual death of a salesman, 1949, addresses the loss of identity, as well as a man's inability to accept change within himself and society.
Successful play, all my sons, also portrays the interpersonal and intrapersonal conflicts, when the optimistic son discovers that his father is illegally selling defective plane parts in order to gain more money leaving chris (the. Their society because of their manipulation of other people as can be really seen in the miller's play, all my sons, arthur miller's all my sons through a. All my sons by arthur miller is a play set during the second world war, and is about a successful businessman, joe keller, who has failed to fulfil his social obligations and has failed to.