Explore the ways in which social class has been presented dramatically in all my sons
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Morality and social responsibility are at the heart of the play, and our main characters are forced to respond to lack of both. Joe Keller is a father, business owner, and sorce of family support. His business and what he earns are directly tied to the social status he will achieve and the lifestyle he will lead. The desire for more....... for bigger and better, and the ability to easily attain what he wants (The American Dream) lead him to the poor choices and mistakes that will cause the deaths of a number of soldiers.
But the soldiers' death isn't where the story ends........ he continues to make poor choices; he allows his neigbor and partner to go to jail, and he would like to stop a marriage between his son and his partner's daughter. He won't admit to mistakes................. and eventually it all comes back to his doorstep. I don't believe that it is social class so much at the forefront here as it is morality and socila responsibility. Miller was for all intents and purposes a social activist.