Illusion and Reality in Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night" by Dennis Alexander Goebels Summary
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Englisches Seminar), course: Eugene O'Neill, language: English, abstract: The Iceman Cometh (published in 1940) and Long Day's Journey into Night (published in 1956 after O'Neill's death) are widely recognized to be two of Eugene O'Neill's best plays. Both belong to his late plays and apart from that bear a lot of similarities. The focus of this paper will be to analyze The Iceman Cometh and Long Day's Journey into Night with special regard to the importance of illusion and reality for both the characters and the progress of the play. Furthermore a comparison will be made between Hickey in The Iceman Cometh and Mary Cavan Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night in order to show that they have similar functions in their respective plays. Finally a conclusion will be given which will sum up the argumentation.
Eugene O ́Neill ́s "Long Day ́s Journey Into Night": The Destruction of the Family Through Guilt and Failure by Simone Leisentritt Summary
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Tubingen (Englisches Seminar), course: PS I: Introduction to Literary Studies, language: English, abstract: "At the final curtain, there they still are, trapped within each other by the past, each guilty and at the same time innocent, scorning, loving, pitying each other, understanding, and yet not understanding at all, forgiving but still doomed never to be able to forget." (Hinden 36) In this citation written into a letter to a friend, Long Days Journey into Night- author Eugene ONeill gives an insight into his own interpretation of the ending of the play (cf. Hinden 36). There, ONeill mentions the four protagonists of this play, the members of the family Tyrone, and their imprisonment into a circle of guilt, scorn, and misunderstanding. Nevertheless, there is also the influence of positive emotions like love, understanding, and forgiveness. This term paper will be about one of these terms, namely the term guilt, by which each family member is affected, and the notion of failure in Long Days Journey into Night. In order to discuss these two key terminologies, guilt and failure, there will be a closer look at the family Tyrone, which consists of the father, James Tyrone, the mother, Mary Cavan Tyrone, Jamie, the elder son, and Edmund, the younger son. Finally, there will be the question how the life of each family member is affected by guilt and failure, and how relationships within the family are destroyed by it."
Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill,Harold Bloom Summary
Things Fall Apart, set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one of the most broadly read African novels, Achebe's work responded to the two-dimensional caricatures of Africans that often dominated Western literature. This guide contains a selection of contemporary criticism of this novel.
Long Day's Journey Into Night by O'Neill, Eugene Summary
The American classic—as you’ve never experienced it before. This multimedia edition, edited by William Davies King, offers an interactive guide to O’Neill’s masterpiece. -- Hear rare archival recordings of Eugene O’Neill reading key scenes. -- Discover O’Neill’s creative process through the tiny pencil notes in his original manuscripts and outlines. -- Watch actors wrestle with the play in exclusive rehearsal footage. -- Experience clips from a full production of the play. -- Tour Monte Cristo Cottage, the site of the events in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Tao House, where the play was written. -- Delve into O’Neill’s world through photographs, letters, and diary entries. And much, much more in this multimedia eBook.
The Function of Drugs in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Nadine Esser Summary
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, RWTH Aachen University (Institut fur Anglistik), course: Modern American Drama, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The two plays Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams can be seen as two of the most successful and respected plays of American Modernism. Besides other similarities, both plays deal, more or less obviously with the consumption of alcohol and - in case of Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night - drugs. This paper's matter is to find out what function drinking or the consumption of other drugs have for the characters of the two plays. This question could also be interesting looking at the authors: O'Neill's play has very many parallels to his own life and also Williams admitted that he is to be found in the character of Blanche DuBois to a certain extend."
Cosmos, chaos et le monde qui vient by Norman Cohn Summary
" Dans ce livre, le récit s'achève vers le premier siècle après J-C, mais l'histoire elle-même a traversé les âges. Et quelle histoire ! De nombreuses arguties théologiques, d'innombrables mouvements millénaristes, y compris ceux qui fleurissent actuellement aux Etats-Unis, même l'attirance exercée autrefois par l'idéologie marxiste-léniniste ; tout cela en découle directement. Il n'y a pas de raison de penser que cette histoire touche à sa fin. La tradition dont ce livre retrace les origines est toujours aussi vivace. Qui peut dire quels fantasmes, religieux ou séculiers, en découleront encore, dans l'avenir incertain ? " Norman Cohn.
Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill (Book Analysis) by Bright Summaries Summary
Unlock the more straightforward side of Long Day’s Journey into Night with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill, a tragic drama centred on the Tyrone family: James, the patriarch full of regrets over his career choices; Mary, a drug addict who regrets her choice to marry James; and their sons Jamie and Edmund, the latter being a semi-autobiographical portrait of the playwright himself. When Edmund is diagnosed with tuberculosis, the family’s bonds begin to fracture and crumble as they are each consumed by regrets, denial and addictions of one kind or another. Eugene O’Neill is considered one of the most influential dramatists of the 20th century, and Long Day’s Journey into Night is one of his best-known plays. It draws heavily on his own family life as a young man, and was not published until after his death. Find out everything you need to know about Long Day’s Journey into Night in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Eugene O'Neill's Last Plays by Doris Alexander Summary
This study draws on research concerning the lives of Eugene O'Neill, his family and his circle. It corrects and expands the biographical record on him and distinguishes the man and his life from the creations that were inspired by, and drew on, that life. Included are his attempted suicide, his tuberculosis, and his relationship with his parents.
Les Derniers Jours de l'émerveillement by Graham MOORE Summary
Après son Oscar pour le scénario de The Imitation Game, Graham Moore nous conte le formidable duel de deux inventeurs de génie qui ont transformé notre vie quotidienne. New York, 1888. Les lampadaires à gaz éclairent les rues de la ville, l'électricité en est à ses balbutiements. Celui qui parviendra à en contrôler la distribution sait déjà qu'il gagnera une fortune considérable et sa place dans l'histoire. Deux hommes s'affrontent pour emporter la mise : Thomas Edison et George Westinghouse. Tous les coups sont permis. Lorsqu'un jeune avocat, Paul Cravath, aidé par le légendaire Nikola Tesla, se mêle à ce combat homérique, il va bientôt se rendre compte qu'autour de lui toutes les apparences sont trompeuses et que chacun a des intentions cachées. À la façon d'Erik Larson, Graham Moore s'est appuyé sur des documents historiques peu connus pour nous livrer un récit d'une incroyable efficacité, qui se lit comme un thriller, tout en offrant une profondeur passionnante à ces personnages qui ont façonné notre modernité. Une formidable histoire où l'on constatera que la réalité dépasse toujours la fiction. " Hypnotique, brillant, Les Derniers Jours de l'émerveillement est un triomphe. Réaliste et fouillé, captivant de bout en bout, ce roman va vous mettre en ébullition ! " Gillian Flynn " Quand vous aurez fini votre lecture, vous aurez un mal fou à revenir au monde contemporain ! " Erik Larson " Un modèle absolu de fiction historique. " The Washington Post
Tragic Drama and the Family by Bennett Simon Summary
One of the most important characteristics of tragic drama--as of psychoanalysis-- is the focus on the family. Dr. Bennett Simon here provides a psychoanalytic reading of Aeschylus' Oresteia, Euripedes' Medea, Shakespeare's King Lear and Macbeth, O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, and Beckett's Endgame, six plays from ancient to modern times which involve a particular form of intrafamily warfare: the killing of children or of the possibility of children.