The Iceman Cometh Questions and Answers

The Iceman Cometh

The setting of the play, Harry Hope's saloon, was taken from O'Neill's own attendance of Jimmy-the-Priest's saloon and rooming house in the early 1910s. O'Neill wrote the play in the last years of...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2011, 2:12 am (UTC)

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The Iceman Cometh

O'Neill is making a universal point about dreams and the power they have over us. It's not just the regular habitués of Harry Hope's saloon who dream their lives away; many of us in the world...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2019, 7:08 am (UTC)

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The Iceman Cometh

It begins in Act 2, Part 1 when the illusions of the characters begin to erode. They're coming face to face with truths that their pipe dreams and their alcoholism has prevented them from...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2007, 6:54 am (UTC)

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