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Essay English : In Arthur Miller’s play “All my sons”, Joe Keller is a hero in his family and in the neighborhood even if he did some very awful things.

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ENGLISH In Arthur Miller’s play “All my sons”, Joe Keller is a hero in his family and in the neighborhood even if he did some very things. Joe is respected by his family because he is the man who let them have a very good and wealthy life. This is because Joe’s company succeeded, and his family respect him for that. Firstly because Joe has a big lack of education because he comes from a poor world : “it is with the terrible concentration of the uneducated man”. So this...
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« from the penitentiary the kids got very interested in me”, this means that other kids like him. In a word, Joe is loved by his neighborhood kids because he symbolized for them the brave man who fight for justice against robbers and bad people. At the end of the play Joe commits a suicide, that comes from the revelations of Larry's letter. He understand that his son killed himself because of him, Joe seems to be guilty and this pain that he feels destroys him. Everything he worked for, all the sacrifices that he mades, were as reduced to nothing. So he's a hero because he commits this suicide to fix his family, he thinks that this act could help them to continue to live, he's brave. This shows how deep is his devotion for his family. Kate says to Chris at the end of the play : “KATE: Don't, dear. Don't take it on yourself. Forget now. Live”, it shows that in a certain way Kate have already forgive her husband, she asks his son to live because he have a bright future ahead. »

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