How Does Miller Make Act Three Such a Dramatic Ending to the Play: Allmy Sons?

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How Does Miller Make Act Three Such A Dramatic Ending To The Play – ‘All My Sons’? In this conclusive act, the truth is finally uncovered about what really happened to Larry, and the contribution Keller made to the loss of his son. Although act three is the shortest act, it proves to be the most dramatic. This act includes very contrasting themes of betrayal, loyalty, Love, hate, ignorance, realization, shame and pride: It is evident that Chris feels a deep sense of betrayal and disappointment towards Keller for lying to him about a case that he had stood by for many years for his father. He thought he could trust him, and he looked up to him: ‘ I know you’re no worse than most men but I thought you were better. I never saw you as a man. I saw you as my father. [Almost breaking] I can’t look at you this way, I can’t look at myself.’ [He turns, unable to face Keller]. These short phrases quicken the pace making his words increasingly dramatic and emotional. A father is a figure to look up to, but Keller has made Chris so ashamed and disgusted, he is unable to even face his own father. When Chris reads Larry’s letter, it is also evident that Larry turned himself in because he couldn’t live with the shame of being part of the Keller family: ‘I don’t know how to tell you what I feel… I can’t face anybody…’ (The ellipsis’ add drama and emotion to his words.) In effect, Larry’s suicide is the reason for Keller’s suicide. Throughout the play, Kate is incredibly loyal to Keller, and even when she finds out the truth about Larry, she doesn’t get angry with him, and she stands up for Keller when Chris talks badly of him. This offends Chris, because in his eyes, there isn’t any reason for him to be forgiven, and he is also upset about Larry: ‘What is Larry to you? A stone that fell in the water? It’s not enough for him to be sorry (Keller). Larry didn’t kill himself

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