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In the play All My Sons by Arthur Miller the word father means the personification of goodness and infallibility to Chris Keller There was a strong relationship between Chris and his father Joe Everything Joe had done in his life was for Chris His entire factory was intended for Chris once he retired Throughout the play there was question of Joes innocence in the death of 21 pilots who were flying planes that had parts from Joes factory Chris strongly believed that his father played no part in those deaths and that the blame lay solely on Joes partner Herbert Deever At the end of the play Chris realization that his father was guilty brings about anger and then remorse when Joe commits suicide due to his guilty conscience Joe has done everything in his life for his sons Once his elder son Larry died in the war Joe devoted his life to his younger son Chris KELLER Because what the hell did I work for Thats only for you Chris the whole shootin-match is for you Miller 15Many businesses are handed down from generation to generation Joe felt his role in life was to build a business that his son could take over once he got too old to run it His love and hope for Chris blinded Joes ability to make a thoughtful and rational decision regarding faulty parts from his factory This resulted in the death of the pilots Joe completely disregarded the lives that his parts would be affecting because all he cared about was his son The love that Joe displayed to his son was returned in the love and respect that Chris had for his father GEORGE But you know him You know in your heart Joe did it CHRIS Lower your voice or Ill throw you out of here Miller 46George Deevers confrontation with Chris about his fathers guilt demonstrated Chris belief that his father was not guilty
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