Act Three Summary and Analysis
It is early morning of the following day. Jim stops by the Keller home after a late-night house call to find Kate rocking compulsively in a chair on the porch. He learns that Chris has discovered the truth about Joe and reveals that he has always known himself. Jim’s comments on the moral compromises made in his own life due to monetary greed underscore the importance of this theme to the final act and to the play as a whole.
Joe Keller enters as Jim exits. Joe and Kate discuss strategies for winning Chris back as they await his return. Kate believes that Joe can prove his remorse by offering to go to jail; she suggests that Chris will then forgive his father but not actually insist on...
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