The father, Joe Keller, has concealed a great sin: during the war, he allowed his factory to ship faulty airplane cylinders to the U.S. Armed Forces. All My Sons Introduction + Context. Written in 1947, "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller is the sad post-World War II story about the Kellers, a seemingly “All-American” family.
They have only one sadness in their lives – the loss of their other son, Larry, who went missing in World War II. Detailed Summary & Analysis Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Themes All Themes Family and Familial Obligation Loss and Memory War, Morality, and Consequences Wealth and Its Accumulation Liability, Culpability, and Guilt Quotes. Joe Keller, a successful businessman, lives comfortably with his wife, Kate, and son, Chris, in a suburban American neighborhood. All My Sons is the story of the Kellers, so we do not see much of Ann's reaction to the realization that her father was largely innocent after all. All My Sons Act 1 Summary & Analysis | LitCharts. Because of this, over twenty American pilots died. All My Sons Summary. Plot Summary.
She functions in this act as a catalyst, a femme fatale in the literal sense, the woman who brings destruction to the false calm of the Kellers' life by churning up a past that some of the family, in some ways, has tried to ignore. After three years, Kate still clings to the hope that her son is alive.