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Initial Exposition - Character analysis.

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Introduction

Initial Exposition The Setting The play takes place in 1947, 2 years after the World War II in New York City. The events occur between Sunday morning and a little after 2 o'clock the following morning. The Keller's backyard is hedged in, offering no escape for its habitants. There is a broken apple tree in the backyard, which becomes increasingly significant as the play progresses. It is an opulent yard, and whoever owns it, is a financial success. Joe's Character Keller is uneducated, "when he reads, when he speaks, when he listens, it is with the terrible concentration of the uneducated man for whom there is still wonder in many commonly known things, a man whose judgements must be dredged out of experience and a peasant-like common sense." Keller is also known as a "man among men", because he has "made it" in this society. Keller is a businessman whose business has taken over his life. Even on a Sunday morning, he cannot separate himself from commerce as he reads the want ads section in the paper while sitting in his yard. He is eager to pass his business on to his sons, because he loves them. ...read more.

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Chris's Character Chris is educated. He is interested in the book section on the newspaper, as Keller says, "You always reading the book section." Chris is also ruthlessly honest, as he wants to tell his Mother to face the reality that Larry is dead, because he wants to marry Ann. He believes that he had made a mistake as being dishonest with her about Larry not coming back, "Larry's not coming back and I know it. Why do we allow her to go on thinking that we believe with her?" He wants Mother to face the truth. He doesn't believe that Larry is still alive after 3 years, "Nobody comes back after three years. It's insane". Chris is torn between his Mother and Ann, because if he wants to marry Ann, it means that his mother would have to accept the fact that Larry is dead. Chris also feels torn between keeping his father happy by staying in the family business and refusing to get caught up in the morally suspect world of commerce. Chris is pressurising Keller to help him, but Keller refuses to help him, he prefers to stay on the sidelines, but Chris threatens him by moving away and leaves the family business. ...read more.

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Kate is also superstitious, she believes the broken tree is an omen, "she wants to find out is whether November 25th was a favorable day for Larry." Kate suffers from insomnia, because of her missing son, "she's dreaming about him again. She's walking around at night." Annie's Character Ann is shocked to see Kate acting as though Larry will return. Ann has already accepted that Larry is dead and she moves on, "I'm not (waiting for him), Kate." Ann tells Kate honestly that she is no longer waiting, but Kate is not ready to give up. "The papers were full of it....there was half a page about a man missing even longer than Larry..." Ann is also ruthlessly honest and cautious, like Chris, maybe that is why they seem so suited. Ann doesn't understand why Keller holds no grudge against Steve, as she, George, and Chris hate and reject him. Ann suggests that Larry could have flown a plane with one of those faulty parts, but Keller insists on explaining that the parts had gone to a model of a plane that Larry never flew. "It's wrong to pity a man like that. Father or no father, there's only one way to look at him. He knowingly shipped out parts that would crash an airplane." ...read more.

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