All My Sons

Start: It takes time to toss that off. B

Chris Keller

All My Sons

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Age Range
Act One
Time & Place
Keller's backyard, 1947
Time Period
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Monologue Context

Chris Keller fought in World War II, During that time, he was in command of a

Monologue Text

Start: It takes time to toss that off. Because they weren’t just men. For instance, one time it’d been raining several days and this kid came to me, and gave me his last pair of dry socks.

End: Otherwise what you have is really loot, and there’s blood on it. I didn’t want to take any of it. I guess that included you.

For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Miller, Arthur. All My Sons. Samuel French, 1947.

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