Consider the effects of the past on the conflicts in All My Sons, and how does this help the plot development? How does Arthur Miller manage to bring past events to the surface without using flashbacks?

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The plot of All My Sons demonstrates how much both the Deevers and the Kellers are still gripped by the past. The main reasons are that Steve Deever is still in jail and Larry Keller is (depending on what different characters know) believed dead or Missing in Action.

The attempts of Ann and Chris to break that grip are the instigating factors that move the action forward. The character of Ann also...

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