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Dramatic Tension in Miller's All My Sons This infusion starts with Chris and Ann determining how they're going to break the news to the Kellers. They start with Joe Keller, and that somewhat approves. The scene is lighthearted until Keller finds out the George is on the telephone for Ann out of Columbia. This pushes is suspicions and makes him very protective. He begins to attempt to hint to Chris that Ann is here in order to attempt to defraud him of the death of Larry. Chris subsequently gets really angry with him, and Joe compensates by pulling out his extreme love and care for the achievement of his family. The strain of this scene gradually builds up till this part, where Joe Keller unexpectedly gets really content and jokes about the way they will "get Kate so drunk that night they'll all get married!" Meanwhile, Ann is very nervous about breaking the information to Kate. Miller creates a small type of anxiety here, since the viewer also feels nervous to see what would occur when the information is broken into Kate, as she says that she's "not quite good in a debate" This anxiety hints that there will be good conflict when they declare their union to Kate. However, Chris gallantly and typically re-assures her and brings down the tension again when he says she should "just leave it to him". She is on the telephone with George finding out additional information about Joe's offense, following disowning their own father for the crime. This extract plays a major part in the play, as it shows how Chris can become very defensive within the woman he loves, and how Joe is extremely paranoid, as he's troubled by the ideas of his offense, and therefore begins to accuse Ann's visit to be one of negativ...