The action of the play is placed in August 1947, in Midwest of the United States. The events represented occur between Sunday morning and after two hours the next morning. Joe Keller, the character as a chief, is a man who loves his family especially differently, and sacrificed all, including his honor, in his fight to make the family prosperous. He is now sixty-one. He lost a son in the war, and is sharp to see his son remaining, Chris, marry. Chris wishes to marry Ann, the old one been engaged of his/her brother, Larry. Their mother, Kate, think Larry to be always alive. It is this belief which allowed him, for three and one half of years, to support Joe by hiding his knowledge of a frightening crime which it committed. the bottom of:The to the action three and a half of years before the events of the play, Larry Keller was reported disappeared in the action, while stealing a mission in addition to coast of China. His/her father, Joe Keller, were a chief of the businesses which made the air parts of engine. When, during one night, the chain of production started to prove to be the cracked cylinder heads, the supervisor of night alerted the deputy manager of Joe, Steve Deever while it arrived at work. Steve telephoned to Joe at the house, to require what to make. Worried the production lost and by not seeing the consequences of his decision, Joe said Steve to weld above the cracks. He said that he would take the responsability for this, but could not enter to work, because he had the influenza. Several weeks later twenty and one planes were crushed above the same day, killing the pilots. Research indicated the defect in the cylinder heads, and Steve and Joe were stopped and condemned. On the call, Joe denied the version (true) of Steve of the events, convinced the court which it knew nothing of what had occurred, and was released from the prison. Before its last flight, Larry wrote with its been engaged, Ann, the girl of Steve. It had read of his father and arrest of Steve. Now it was suicide of planning. Three and one half of years after, Ann indicated anybody of this letter. Kate Keller knows her husband to be guilty deaths of the pilots and was convinced that Larry is alive. It to believe it of deaths, as this implies the additional belief that Joe caused the death of his own son, an intolerable thought.
It expects that Larry turns over, and keeps its part exactly as it was when it left the house. It supports the disappointment of Joe In the return it requires its support of its hope that Larry will return. Ann and its brother, George, repudiated their father, believing it guilty. But George attacked himself finally to return visit to her father in prison, and Steve persuaded of the true course of the events. The play opens (Sunday) next morning; coincidentally fine, Ann came to visit Kellers. During two years, the brother of Larry, Chris, wrote to him. Now it intends to propose with it, consequently with the invitation. It is in the love with him and guessed its intention. Saturdays harm there is one to give the attack to; a tree, planted like memorial with Larry, is broken by the wind. Kate awakes of a dream of Larry and, the small hours, enters the garden to find the tree broken. the play of:The has two narrative banks which meet finally. They are ¯ Chris and attempt at Ann to persuade Kate which Larry died, thus they can marry. Joe wishes to support them, but sees that it cannot; ¯ the attempt by George, then by Chris, to discover the truth of what occurred in factory of Joe in autumn of 1943. A slip of the language of Kate indicates George of the culpability of Joe, but it leaves without persuading Chris. Chris and Ann insist to marry and Joe supports them. This led Kate (which sees this as treason) for indiqueLarry of the appearance of Ann to it convinces Kate that Larry died. The letter also answers the repeated question of Joe about what it must do, for reconcilier for his crime. It cannot reconstitute the life with deaths, but it can again give the life (free from a direction of moral rendering) to his alive son, Chris.