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Eugene O'Neill

In "Before Breakfast," why did Mrs. Shriek and run "shrieking madly into the outer hallway"? What did she see and why...

In Eugene O'Neill's brief, dramatic, and ultimately intense study Before Breakfast, is the depiction of a poor 'Bohemian' couple, the Rowlands. Most of the focus is on Mrs. Rowland because she is...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2010 11:31 pm UTC

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Eugene O'Neill

What was Eugene O'Neill's significance as a playwright?

Eugene O’Neill was the first significant American playwright in the Modernist period. With very few contemporaries of note (Clifford Odets, perhaps), O’Neill started the American drama in New...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2011 3:30 am UTC

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How did Eugene O'Neill begin to write as a career? 

The story of how Eugene O'Neill first decided to write is as turbulent as his life and some of his plays. The child of an itinerant actor and an unhappy, morphine-addicted mother, he secretly...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2012 4:33 am UTC

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In paragraph 40 A Wife for a Life, Yvette appears more sympathetic from Jack's point of view because he describes her...

In Eugene O’Neill’s first play, A Wife for a Life, two men, Jack and a fellow prospector known only as The Older Man, are in love with the same woman, a young lady by the name of Yvette. There’s...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2020 11:59 am UTC

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O'Neill's career as a playwright consisted of three periods, what are they?

Eugene O'Neill wrote plays prolifically during his career. Like most writers whose writing spans several years, his plays reflected changes in his life. Thus his writing career can be said to...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2012 2:22 pm UTC

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Discuss the ways that O'Neill indicated what is real and what is fantasy in "Where the Cross Is Made"

O'Neill was a naturalist: a kind of realist who uses environmental forces to overwhelm human agency. Qualities of a naturalist are : austere or harsh frankness of manner cosmic, biological, or...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2010 12:07 am UTC

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In Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten what are examples of self-deception and shattering of dreams,...

Through the course of the play, both Josie Hogan and James Tyrone reveal ways that they had deceived themselves. Their interactions and conversation contribute to the shattering of illusions that...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2020 6:50 pm UTC

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