Help Keep the Winemaking Home Page a Free Websitea self-serving plea for support October 24th, I have not written anything here in a long time. I will not go into all the episodes of Murphy's Law I have encountered, but suffice it to say they were numerous and often severe. Most recently, my health took a turn for the worse and a full diagnosis is still pending. However, I promised someone that I would post my recipe for Black Raspberry Chocolate Port the next time I posted anything, so that is the main event of this entry, followed by a reprint of an earlier piece on Dutched Cocoa Powder, an essential ingredient in the recipe.
Teachers can modify the worksheets to fit the needs of each class. The three years and eight months of the Second World War were probably the most glorious period in U.
This was December through August In that war the U. Not only did the U. They put themselves in harm's way for their country.
The Second World War was violent and lethal. Death and injury rates were much higher than anything imagined in Vietnam or Iraq.
At home, the general population submitted to rationing and did more with less. There was a strong sense of national purpose and national unity.
Idealism grew as Americans worked together to win the war. Our major allies, the British and the Russians, also made great contributions to the war effort. In addition, England had to endure a massive German bombing campaign, and the Russians suffered horribly when much of European Russia was occupied by the Nazis.
While most of the country pulled together to win the war, "everybody knew that a lot of hanky-panky was going on. The average person was violating rationing. All the rules were being violated every day but you wanted not to mention it. As to the illicit fortunes being made and the junk being sold, the productive capacity of the country had to be focused on the output of arms and munitions.
Businesses owned that productive capacity and made sure that they profited from the war. The government was so desperate for increased production that sometimes it built plants and handed them over to businesses for free. Often contracts were "cost plus," where the government paid for the costs of production plus a guaranteed profit.
There were serious problems with the production of shoddy goods but overall, the tremendous output of American factories was a major factor in the Allies winning the war. In this process, many businesses, particularly large corporations, made a lot of money.
Small businesses like Joe Keller's company, profited, too. And so there was a disconnect between sacrifice of the soldiers, sailors, fliers and many people on the home front, and violating the rules to escape that sacrifice or to make money on the war.
Soldiers coming home from the war felt it more acutely than anyone else. During the war, Arthur Miller had interviewed soldiers who returning home from combat.
Their voice is found in Chris Keller. This conflict between the idealism and the grab for wealth, both of which characterized the Second World War, is expressed in "All My Sons.
The conflict between those who make money from war and the sacrifice of the soldiers who fight is still with us.
Then briefly discuss the American Dream: The American Dream has three important aspects. One is to live free from government oppression. Another is to improve the financial situation of the family through intelligence and hard work.
The third is to give the children in the family a better start in life than the parents had. The American Dream is based on people coming from the old countries of Europe or Asia where they were oppressed and desperately poor.
In America they were able to prosper in relative freedom.
The American Dream has also applied to poor native-born Americans who were able to improve their situations, provide a better life for their families, and give their children a better start in life.All My Sons: Character Profiles, Free Study Guides and book notes including comprehensive chapter analysis, complete summary analysis, author biography information, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes on classic literature.
The character of Kate Keller, created by Arthur Miller and presented to us in the play of "All My Sons" is a very important and central character, a woman with her own strong views on life, just trying to do the best for her family, .
Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin Kate Keller plays the role of an obsessive mother and a typical wife in the play “All My Sons” It his her motherliness that defines her character the most, as the fist few stage directions refer to “mother” as, ‘Mother [ ] is in her early fifties, a woman of uncontrolled inspirations, and an overwhelming capacity for love.’.
The timeline below shows where the character Kate Keller appears in All My Sons. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. Kate Keller A devoted mother, Kate still holds on to the possibility that her son Larry is alive.
She believes that one day they will receive word that Larry was only wounded, perhaps in a coma, unidentified.