In what ways, and with what dramatic effects, does Miller present the relationship between Kate and Joe Keller?

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All My Sons features a complex, fraying marital relationship between Kate and Joe Keller. Kate’s inability to accept her son’s death has left her mentally unstable. Trying to function while in a state of complete denial, Kate grasps at straws that she hopes will support her belief that Larry is Missing in Action (MIA) rather than dead. Joe seems to be in a different kind of denial, as he does not accept the extent to which his wife’s mental health has deteriorated. Arthur Miller carefully structured the play so as to reveal bits of important information at numerous points. The...

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