All My Sons by Arthur Miller

This play is a classic by Arthur Miller and having read The Crucible and The Death of A Salesman for study at school I thought I would read one of his plays solely for pleasure.

It’s a story of the American dream gone wrong and the tragedy that follows when a father fails to live up to its standards.  A pressurised decision and the engrained desire to keep the dream alive, leads to the disastrous consequences that follow.

The desire to conform to this dream is apparent in the differing characters in the play and makes the reader question their own scruples.

An enjoyable short play, definitely not cheery, but a lesson in life.

Submitted by Karen