All My Sons

Sue Bayliss Character Analysis

Jim’s wife, Sue, understands, and reveals to Annie, that much of the neighborhood realizes Joe was truly guilty of the manufacturing fiasco; Joe was simply shrewd enough to avoid jail-time. Sue advises Annie and Chris to move far away from the small town, in part because Chris’s successes in business anger Jim, and in part because the town has been tainted by the scandal involving Joe and Steve.

Sue Bayliss Quotes in All My Sons

The All My Sons quotes below are all either spoken by Sue Bayliss or refer to Sue Bayliss. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of All My Sons published in 2000.
Act 2 Quotes

. . . it’s very unusual to me, marrying the brother of your sweetheart.
I don’t know. I think it’s mostly that whenever I need somebody to tell me the truth I’ve always thought of Chris . . . . He relaxes me.

Related Characters: Ann Deever (speaker), Sue Bayliss (speaker), Chris Keller, Ann Deever, Larry Keller
Page Number: 43
Explanation and Analysis:

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Sue Bayliss Character Timeline in All My Sons

The timeline below shows where the character Sue Bayliss appears in All My Sons. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1
Family and Familial Obligation Theme Icon
Loss and Memory Theme Icon
Wealth and Its Accumulation Theme Icon
Jim’s wife Sue enters, saying there is a phone call for Jim (a patient asking for care); Jim... (full context)
Family and Familial Obligation Theme Icon
Loss and Memory Theme Icon
Wealth and Its Accumulation Theme Icon
...Keller boys along with her brother, George. Jim is called back to his house by Sue, for another phone call with a patient. (full context)
Act 2
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War, Morality, and Consequences Theme Icon
Liability, Culpability, and Guilt Theme Icon
...their intention to marry; Chris then goes inside to put on a shirt for dinner. Sue comes into the yard, where Annie is now alone, looking for Jim; they begin having... (full context)
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Annie brushes off this criticism, but Sue continues, saying that, if Annie and Chris do marry, Sue and Jim want them to... (full context)
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Sue then becomes even more pointed in her criticisms: she tells Annie that she and Jim... (full context)
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After Sue leaves, Chris begins saying how much he likes her, and that she’s a good nurse,... (full context)
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George then says hello, gruffly, to Sue, and asks whether she and Jim are the people that bought their old house (the... (full context)
Act 3
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Loss and Memory Theme Icon
Liability, Culpability, and Guilt Theme Icon
...did not destroy the rest of the neighborhood. Jim tells Kate that he once left Sue for two months, and drove down to New Orleans, but that Sue came after him,... (full context)