All My Sons

what does miller tell about idealism, in act two,in the conversation between sue and ann about chris?

act two, conversation between sue and ann

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Chris leaves, and Ann gossips with the neighbor Sue for awhile. Sue complains that her husband resents her for having put him through medical school, saying that "you can never owe somebody without resenting them." Sue says that Jim wants to do medical research and that Chris is the one who put idealistic thoughts of helping the world into her husband's head. She thinks that Chris makes other men feel guilty about their lives, while Chris lives on his father's business--she implies that this is not clean money. She seems to imply that idealism is another way of being self absorbed and hypocritical.