The Tragic Vision of the Matrimonial Relationships in Eugene O’Neill’s Family Plays
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 20-24
Received: Feb. 26, 2016; Accepted: Mar. 6, 2016; Published: Mar. 23, 2016
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Bassim Mohammed Dahash Al - Jizani, School of Foreign Languages, English Department, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China; English Department, Collage of Education, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
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Desire Under the Elms (1924), Mourning Becomes Electra (1931) and Long Day’s Journey into Night (1941) are very important family plays in Eugene O’Neill. The plays illustrate a tragic vision matrimonial relationship in dysfunctional families at that time. He presents the important tragic visions of the families. This paper proposes O’Neill as the father of modern American drama. This paper also examines and presents crises of familial disintegration of American family.
Tragic Vision, Ethical Crises, Religion, Emotional Deficiency, Betrayal, Violence
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Bassim Mohammed Dahash Al - Jizani, The Tragic Vision of the Matrimonial Relationships in Eugene O’Neill’s Family Plays, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 20-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20160402.11
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