All my sons

For Joe "It was only for Chris, the whole shootin'-match was for (Chris)aE (59). In short, "He just wants everybody happyaE (28). Chris' morals are guided by the belief that a man's duty and contribution to his fellow country men is paramount. He believes that "there's a universe of people outside and you're responsible to itaE (69). One might argue that it is the experience of war that has changed him to believe this way, but the fact is that there is always a question being asked about whom one is working for-the greater good for oneself, or for the greater good for humanity This might be exaggerated in this play because Chris has just been through a war where the men "... didn't die; they killed themselves for each otheraE (31). He is angry at the fact the world has not changed and that the selflessness of his soldiers counts for nothing. This is the central conflict of the play- a belief of working only for the good of the immediate family versus a belief that one should work towards the greater good of humanity. This is dilemma that it universal, however much it might



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