Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

Family life in All My Sons is presented as something difficult, treacherous, and full of emotional stress. The relations between almost everyone in the family are strained and revolve around failures and problems. While there are some deep bonds between family members, even those can be broken by the realization of wrong doing.

The play is a tragedy, and the central issue is one family's inability to cope with the death of a son, and the guilt and/or anger they feel over what happened.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

Posted on

Soaring plane image

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial