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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 When he finally finds out through questioning his father that his father is in fact guilty of knowingly shipping out the cracked cylinder heads he says to his father What the hell are you Youre not even an animal no animal kills his own what are you What must I do to you I ought to tear the tongue out of your mouth what must I do This is the point where Chris becomes disillusioned with his family His father is guilty of doing the crime and his mother is guilty of hiding the information Chris now believes that his father is worse than an animal and is disgusted that he has lived with his parents since the crime happened without being aware of it He sees his parents now as evil people rather than role models and feels that if even his parents are capable of such a thing then society as a whole must be the same or worse because he tells his father that he once believed him to be better than most men He says Thats the principle the only one we live by it just happened to kill a few people this time thats all The worlds that way how can I take it out on him He now believes that everyone in society is only looking out for his or her own best interest without caring what happens to anyone else and this disgusts him He is disgusted with himself as well because he realizes that he has been blind all this time He says to Ann Im yellow I was made yellow in this house because I suspected my
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