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The Importance of Taking Responsibility for Our Lives: A Message from the Play All My Sons

4 pages | 1020 words

The play All My Sons by Arthur Miller is a tragic story which teaches us the importance of taking responsibility for our own lives. Joe Keller takes responsibility for his actions, but only when it suits him. He does not take responsibility for his part in the death of 21 pilots during the war, nor does he take responsibility for his son's suicide. Chris Keller does not take responsibility for his own life, nor does he take responsibility for Tile's decision to leave him. Tile Keller does not take responsibility for her own happiness, nor does she take responsibility for her husband's welfare. The message of the play seems to be that we are all responsible for our own lives, and that we should not try to escape from our responsibilities.

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