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In Act 3 of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, Chris says: "But I'm like everybody now, I'm practical now. You made me practical." What does he mean?  

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As Arthur Miller's play All My Sons nears its finale, the once-loyal-to-a-fault son of a father whose actions betrayed everyone and everything he holds dear finally begins to wipe the veil from his eyes. Joe Keller has lived a comfortable life, having profited handsomely from the military contracts his business had won during World War II. Throughout Miller's play, however, a darkness has loomed over the Keller family, and that darkness emanates from Joe's duplicity and the death of his other son, a pilot during the war who could no longer live with the knowledge that the aircraft parts Joe's...

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Chris know is practical unlike himself when he first came back from the war, he was idealistic (because he could not live his live again because he saw his men dying for each other in battle). At that time Chris could jail his father if he knew that he was the criminal, but after he stayed three and half years in joe's house and used his money he made himself practical, so he could not jail his father. Chris's morals have been changed.

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