Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O’Neill

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What is the relationship between Ezra and Christine?

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The relationship between Ezra and Christine is . . . complicated.

The play trilogy, Mourning Becomes Electra, by Eugene O'Neill, is set in New England at the of the Civil War. At the opening of the first play of the trilogy, The Homecoming, the Mannon family is awaiting the return from the war of Brigadier General Ezra Mannon, the patriarch of the family.

While Ezra was at war, his wife, Christine, had an affair with Adam Brant, a ship captain with possible familial connections with the Mannons. Adam had sworn revenge against the Mannon, but instead falls in love with...

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