פרוייקט הרחבת אתר הסיכומים 2012 יוצא לדרך, ואנחנו צריכים את העזרה שלכם! לחצו כאן לפרטים
שימו לב שתיקנו כמה סיכומים שהיו חתוכים, תודה לגולשים הנאמנים שהעירו לנו על כך.
צורפת בהצלחה לרשימת התפוצה. תודה על שיתוף הפעולה!
all my sons
סיכום על המחזה עם הסברים על הדמויות ועל העלילה
The play opens on a Sunday morning in August and is set in the backyard of the
Keller home, located on the outskirts of an unidentified American town, a couple of
years after the end of World War II. Joe Keller, who has been reading classified ads in
a newspaper, banters pleasantly with his neighbors, Dr. Jim Bayliss and Frank Lubey.
He explains that the apple tree had split in half during the night.
It is a source of some concern, for the tree is a memorial for Joe's son, Larry, and its
destruction might upset Joe's wife, Kate. Frank refers to it as Larry's tree and notes
that August is Larry's birth month. He plans to cast Larry's horoscope, to see if the
date on which he was reported missing in action was a favorable or...
It is late afternoon on the same day. Kate enters to find Chris sawing up the fallen
apple tree. After telling Chris that Joe is sleeping, she asks Chris to tell Ann to go
home with George. She is afraid that Steve Deever's hatred for Joe has infected his
children, and she wants them both to leave.
When Ann appears, Kate returns to the house. Ann wants Chris to tell his mother
about their marriage plans, and he promises to do so that evening. As he leaves, Sue
enters, looking for her husband. She and Ann discuss Ann's marriage plans. Sue
encourages her to move away after her marriage. She is bitter towards Chris, who, as
Jim's friend, has tried to convince him to pursue work in medical research, a luxury
that the Baylisses...
It is 2:00 AM of the following morning. Alone, Kate waits for Chris to return. Jim
joins her and asks what has happened; he then reveals that he has known about her
husband's guilt for some time. He contends that he hopes that Chris will go off to find
himself before returning.
Jim exits just as Joe comes in. Kate tells him that Jim knows the truth. Meanwhile, he
is concerned about Ann, who has stayed in her room since Chris left. He talks, too, of
needing Chris's forgiveness and his intent to take his own life should he not get it.
Ann enters and hesitantly gives Kate a letter that she had received from Larry after
Joe and her father were convicted. Chris returns and tells his father that he cannot
Chris, at age thirty-two, is Joe and Kate Keller's surviving son. He is in love with Ann
Deever, the former girlfriend of his deceased brother, Larry. He invites Ann to visit
the Keller home so that he might propose to her.
A veteran of World War II, Chris now works for his father, Joe. Since being
exonerated and released from prison, Joe has built a very successful company. Chris
believes that his father is innocent, as he feels was proved at the pardon hearing before
Joe's release. An idealist, he has a very strong sense of justice and responsibility, and
he bears a residual guilt for surviving the war when many of his friends died.
He also believes that one should be guided by the noblest principles, and...
The Keller family patriarch, Joe is a self-made businessman who started out as a semi-
skilled laborer and worked his way up in the business world to become a successful
manufacturer. He owns a factory, where he employs his surviving son, Chris.
Initially, Joe seems like a very genial, good-natured man, almost like a surrogate
grandfather to the neighborhood kids. He is very outgoing with his neighbors, and has
a disarming tendency to engage in some self-deprecation, noting, among other things,
that he is not well educated or as articulate as those around him. It is partly a pose,
however, for he actually prides himself on his business acumen. His business means a
great deal to him, almost as much as his family.
Kate is Joe's wife and the mother of Chris. Although her older son, Larry, was
reported missing in action during World War II, she hopes that he has survived and
will eventually return home. She hopes for this not only because she loves her son, but
also because she knows the truth about Joe: he ordered his partner Steve to cover the
cracks in the cylinder heads that eventually resulted in the death of several American
fighter pilots. Although Larry never flew a P-40 fighter, Kate believes that Joe must
be held accountable as his murderer. She is finally forced to face Larry's death when
confronted with the letter that he sent to Ann Deever announcing his impending
Her motives are hidden from Chris, who earnestly...
Dr. Jim Bayliss
Jim Bayliss is a close friend of Chris Keller. He and his wife Sue bought the house
formerly owned by Steve Deever and his family; this makes him a neighbor of the
Kellers. Although Jim suspects that Joe is as guilty as his former partner is, he likes the
Keller family. He even tries to protect Joe from a confrontation with George Deever.
Sue Bayliss, Jim's wife, reveals that the town knows the truth about Joe Keller, and,
unlike her husband, she basically dislikes the family. However, her animus is largely
directed against Chris, not Joe. She believes that he knows his father is guilty and has
profited from the...
In a sense, All My Sons is a critical investigation of the quest to achieve material
comfort and an improved social status through hard work and determination. In the
Horatio Alger myth, even a disadvantaged, impoverished young man can attain
wealth and prestige through personal fortitude, moral integrity, and untiring industry.
Joe Keller is that sort of self-made man, one who made his way from blue-collar
worker to factory owner. However, Joe sacrifices his integrity to materialism, and he
makes a reprehensible decision that sends American pilots to their deaths, something
he is finally forced to face.
Atonement and Forgiveness
Paradoxically, Joe Keller's suicide at the...
One of the main characters in the play "All My Sons" is Joe Keller. We read the play
and realize that he committed a serious crime, and framed he's associate, Steve
Deever, without taking any responsibility on his actions. From all along, Joe never
realized the consequences of his own actions. Only at the end of the play, Joe is
starting to realize that he didn't only hurt his own actual son Larry, because all of the
soldiers at the battlefield, all of those young people who sacrificed their life for him,
they are to his own sons. Even if not from birth, they took care of him, and went out
there to protect him, and he just abandoned them, for some money, for a thing he saw
as most important to his own actual family, when he never saw them as another family
for him. When Keller arrives to this understanding that he killed his own sons, this is
the top of the play: "… sure, he (Larry) was my son. But I think to him they were all
my sons…". That’s why this title fit's this play.
In this play, there is a big problem of the characters with notice what is right and what
is wrong, what is moral and what is immoral. Joe Keller is a character who believes
that the material gain, the money, those things are the things which reflect his success
in life. He believes that he is moral, that his family is the most important thing in the
world, and uses her as an excuse to justify his actions, and his mistakes. He's not a bed
man, he just don't know to distinguish, and thinks that his most important estates can
serve as a reason to his actions.
The moral in this play is something which the characters twisted as they wonted, in
anyway they felt it can serve them. Most of the time they thought it's justified to use
it that way, and that's what
Joe Keller, one of the main characters in the play, is a person which believes that the
success in life is being measured by the money. Which mean's that if a person is reach,
then he is a successful man as well. In the play, you can tell that one of the most
important things to Keller is the money. He was willing to sacrifice people's life's just
to get his money. He knew the consequences of his own actions and never really cared
about it. All he wanted was to earn his money and that it. Joe Keller is a materialist
man that all he cares beside his family is the money, and believes that all resorts are
legitimate and that the goal is the ideal. In fact, the money is one of the ingredients in
the play, and one of the factors that brings Keller to act the way he did all along.
1) The thing which I found as most amazing is the fact that at last, in the end of the
play, just about then Keller arrives to the conclusion and realize that he was
wrong all along, not only by accusing Deever, but also by the fact that he harmed
all those innocent people, that he murdered his own sons, just for money, that at
lest he truly understand.
2) I learned about the human nature that all of the time he is standing in defense, all
of the time he is trying to protect himself even if he is aware to the truth and to
the fact that he is wrong, he refuse to accept it just because he can't accept the
possibility that he is wrong or guilty. I also learned about myself, that most of the
times I refuse to accept my guilt because I don't like to be wrong. I feel that I
must be right, and everybody else is wrong.
3) a universal massage that I receive from the play is "accept the possibility that you
can be wrong, and that your mistakes may affect other's people's life's"