Long Days Journey into Night by Eugene ONeillEugene ONeills autobiographical play Long Days Journey into Night is regarded as his finest work. First published by Yale University Press in 1956, it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 and has since sold more than one million copies. This edition includes a new foreword by Harold Bloom.
The action covers a fateful, heart-rending day from around 8:30 am to midnight, in August 1912 at the seaside Connecticut home of the Tyrones - the semi-autobiographical representations of ONeill himself, his older brother, and their parents at their home, Monte Cristo Cottage.
One theme of the play is addiction and the resulting dysfunction of the family. All three males are alcoholics and Mary is addicted to morphine. They all constantly conceal, blame, resent, regret, accuse and deny in an escalating cycle of conflict with occasional desperate and half-sincere attempts at affection, encouragement and consolation.
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To find psychological backgrounds I used the book Familienproblem Alkohol by Sylvia Berke, which gave me a lot of information about functions that drugs can have for an addict and about how the familiar sphere of the addict can cope with the problem. I also used Steven F. I was not able to find literature specialized on drinking in A Streetcar Named Desire, so I had to find thesis in other papers on the play. For every character, I will try to give a general survey of his or her drinking habits and afterwards I attempted to analyze what function alcohol or drugs have for him or her. In the comparison I want to give an overview of similarities and differences according to the function of drugs in the two plays and for the characters.
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill, , Yale University Press edition, in English - Corrected ed.
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