All My Sons Analysis

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GEAS2103 Literary Appreciation
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Name: Lau Chi Yeung, Ben
Student ID:15668495
Title: Justice or forgive
In most of the drama or fiction, the main character may facing betray. In Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Chris feel betrayed by his father Joe because Joe have hidden his crime and cause some soldier dead. In Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, Andrew also betrayed by his fiancée Natasha cheat with Kuragin. But Chris and Andrew choose different way to face the problem. This essay will discuss about Chris in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, why Chris cannot accept his father do these crimes and punch him. I also discuss Andrew in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, how Andrew change in the war and forgive Natasha.

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Andrew and Natasha love together and had engagement. But Andrew join the army and leave Natasha lone time, Natasha was naive in keeping relationship and fall in love to Anatole Kuragin.…Anatole Kuragin to a duel for his plans to elope with Natasha…(Tolstoy, Book Ten, Chapters 25–39) Andrew feel that he betrayed by Natasha.Andrew can only exhaustion in the war of resist french to suppress his rage and disturbed.In the military surgery unit, Andrew witnesses an amputation being performed next to him, and he recognizes the patient to be Anatole Kuragin. Andrew feels that compassion is the greatest human emotion. (Tolstoy, Book Ten, Chapters 1–12) In the Battle of Borodino, Andrew was seriously injured and receive treatment.Andrew, meanwhile, is miserable and disillusioned. He muses on his disillusionment with his ideals: he has lost faith in love and honor, in his father’s trust in his homeland, and in Natasha’s loyalty. (Tolstoy, Book Ten, Chapters 13–24) Then, he saw Kuragin’s leg was amputated. Andrew think that he can forgive Kuragin and Natasha. When Andrew facing death, he comprehends right or wrong is not important. He just wants to see Natasha…show more content…
At last, Andrew dead in no regrets.
Andrew quietly tells Mary that fate has brought him together with Natasha after all. Andrew also speaks to Mary about Nicholas, giving his approval of their marriage…… Andrew, aware he is dying, contemplates life and death……Andrew thinks of love as a unifying force, but he is aware that his ideas are cerebral and lack something. (Tolstoy,Book Twelve)
In conclusion, both War And Peace and All My Sons show the important fearture of the family, is love and forgien. In the war, most of the people lost something, may be lost their family, comrade-in-arms and conscience. Organize and keeping a family alway is a different work. In All My Sons, Joe killed Larry indirectly but still try to given his company to Chris. Chris cannot understand plight of Keller, it cause the tragedy of Keller's family. Keller own guilt, but Chris as Keller' son, he should not hurt his father. No one will come back.
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