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American Religion in Long Days Journey into Night - American Religion in Long Days Journey into Night The modernist sentiments throughout Long Days Journey into Night, by Eugene O'Neill, are apparent in many different ways. Among the methods he used was the portrayal of America's withdrawal from traditional religion and modes of behavior. He used his immigrant Irish family, the Tyrones, as a pedestal for this idea by highlighting their departure from traditional Irish beliefs and their struggle to form new, uniquely American, ones....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night] 873 words
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Character Profiles from O'Neils Long Days Journey Into Night - Character Profiles from O'Neils Long Days Journey Into Night Description: James Tyrone is 65 years of age, but looks to be in early 50’s. He is about 5ft 8inches tall, is broad-shouldered, and deep-chested but appears taller and more slender due to his soldierly posture. Walks tall, head up, chest out, stomach in and shoulders squared. Very attractive for being older, he has deep set dark brown eyes and thinning gray hair. Sports a full white beard. Personality can be described as cheap, penny- pinching and stubborn....   [tags: Papers] 1240 words
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The Key Character Mary Tyrone in Long Days Journey into Night by Eugene O´Neill - ... Ultimately, each person has to make a choice to move forward in their life, and sometimes there is never a good choice, just a less bad one to make. A situation is reached because of one’s previous choices, not because one’s fate is resolute and already decided how you end up. That is decided by the route the individual chooses to take. There is always a choice. Mary is the central character in the play, if for no other reason that if not for her the family would not exist. Her husband points out that, “when you have the poison in you, you want to blame everyone but yourself.” is a large part of the problem....   [tags: families, function, glue, blame, issues] 765 words
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Significance of Fog in Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill - Long Days Journey: The Significance of Fog (8) A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, by Eugene O’Neill, is a deeply autobiographical play. His life was rampant with confusion and addictions in his family. Each character in this play has a profound resemblance, and draws parallels and connections with a member of his own family. The long journey that the title of the play refers to is a journey into his past. Fog is a recurring metaphor in the play; it is a physical presence even before it becomes a crucial symbol of the family’s impenetrable confusion....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night] 1737 words
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Symbols and Symbolism in Long Day's Journey into Night -   Symbolism is used throughout O¹Neill¹s Long Day¹s Journey into Night, a portrayal of the  author¹s life.  The three prominent symbols, the fog, the foghorn, and Mary¹s glasses, represent the characters¹ isolation from reality.  The symbols in ³Long Day¹s Journey into  Night² are used to substitute illusion for reality.  Although Mary is the character directly associated with living in illusion, all characters in the play try to hide from the truth in their own ways. At the beginning of the second act, O'Neill notes a change in setting which has taken place since the play opened.  No sunlight comes into the room now  and there is a faint haziness in the air.  This haziness or fog o...   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night] 659 words
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The Ending to Eugene O'Neil's Long Day's Journey Into Night - The Ending to Eugene O'Neil's Long Day's Journey Into Night It is understandable that so many people in our class did not find the last act of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night a satisfying one; there is no tidy ending, no goodbye kisses or murder confessions; none of the charaters leave the stage with flowers in their hands or with smiles on their faces and none of the characters give explanatory monologues after the curtain falls, as we've become accustomed to by reading so much Shakespeare....   [tags: Papers] 824 words
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Analysis of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day’s Journey into Night - In the early 20th century, America was moving up socially and economically because of the advancing technology. The standard of living was vastly improving, and people lived a much better condition; however, women were still trapped in the world of patriarchy during this time period. Patriarchy is a social system that “privileges men by promoting traditional gender roles” which casts men as “rational, strong, protective, and decisive” while woman as “emotional (irrational), weak, nurturing, and submissive” (Tyson 85)....   [tags: Patriarchy, Psychological Issues]
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The Past in Long Day’s Journey into Night and August: Osage County - The past has a funny way of catching up with people. Sometimes, those individuals relish revisiting the olden days. For others, the past is something to be hidden away and never spoken of for fear of stirring up cruel memories and disturbing secrets. For the four members of the Tyrone family, the past is an escape, but also an inescapable prison. Each character in this play longs to return to a point in the past where they were happy, yet they are also haunted by their respective pasts. Some of the Westons of Osage County are also haunted by the events that transpired in the past....   [tags: Tracy Letts play analysis] 1944 words
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Night by Elie Wiesel - In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesal presents the readers with many theme’s throughout the long journey of Elie, and his miraculous survival of one of the toughest experiences known to man. The major theme throughout the whole story is Elie’s struggle to maintain any sort of faith in god or a god like figure. As we meet Elie in the beginning, we see that God is a constant in this young boys life. He even stated “Why did I pray. . . . Why did I live. Why did I breathe?” (Wiesal) Here we see that there is no second guessing his faith in god and how strong it was....   [tags: Night Wiesel] 899 words
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Hitler Blindfolded Germany: Elie Wiesel's "Night" - Promises of honor and prosperity, blind folded Germany and granted Hitler the power to implement his Final Solution. The Holocaust ravaged Europe, hopelessly Jews were slaughtered and fed to the flames. In attempt to cheat death, Jews could hide among loyal neighbors or confront the horrors in a Concentration Camp and pray for liberation, either path was a perilous journey. Elie Wiesel endured years of starvation and oppression in Concentration Camps, while Bronia Beker was constantly on the run and hiding from the Nazis....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, night, holocaust,] 839 words
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Our Journey to Strange Lands- Narrative - We grew up in a land where the sun never sets. The Mother Earth fed us generously. Wild strawberries, blueberries and blackberries fruited every night in the nearby forests. Rivers and streams were abundant in numerous fish species that voluntarily plunged into our nets. Loaves of bread and jars full of the sweetest milk and honey hung on the trees. We played together with bees, cows, sheep and goats in the flowery meadows that never withered. We used to put twigs back on branches to not let trees miss their children....   [tags: invaders, castle, dragons] 1858 words
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Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night - Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" As the fog descends around the Tyrone’s summer home, another fog falls on the family within. This fog is that of substance abuse, in which each of the four main characters of Eugene O’Neill’s play, Long Day’s Journey into Night face by the end of Act IV. Long Day's Journey into Night is a metaphoric representation of the path from normalcy to demise by showing the general effects of substance abuse on human psychology and family dysfunctions through the characters Mary, Jamie, Edmund and Tyrone....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]
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Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill - 	In the play Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, the Tyrone family is haunted not by what is present in flesh facing them, but by memories and constant reminders of what has been the downfall of the family for years. " No it can never be now. But it was once, before you-" (72) [James Tyrone referring to the Morphine addiction of his wife, Mary, which attributed to the undoing of the family]. Their trials and tribulations are well documented by O’Neill through the proficient utilization of theme, characterization, plot, setting, and style....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night] 775 words
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The Concept of Time in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night - The Concept of Time in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night The pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus said in his theory of the Universal Flux that "everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed. You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters and yet others go ever flowing on... Time is a child moving counters in a game." (Allen 103) And so it is with the characters in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night. Time is little more than a game in which they move as checkers, if not pawns....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]
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Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill - Character Analysis of Mary - Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill - Character Analysis of Mary In the play ¡°Long Day¡¯s Journey into Night,¡± by Eugene O¡¯Neill, the writer depicts a typical day of the Tyrone family, whose once-close family has deteriorated over the years for a number of reasons: Mary¡¯s drug addiction, Tyrone Jamie and Edmund¡¯s alcoholism, Tyrone¡¯s stinginess, and the sons` pessimistic attitude toward future. In the play, all of the four characters are miserable about life, and they all remember the past and try to escape from reality by drinking alcohol or taking drugs....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night] 1437 words
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The Holocaust and Night - The Holocaust and Night There is a Jewish tradition, honored by the survivors of the Holocaust, to respect the memory of the dead by letting them rest in silence. However, to not talk about the sickening events of the Holocaust is disrespectful to the millions of Jewish people who fell victim to the Nazi camps. As a bearing witness to the Holocaust, Weisel gives his testimony about the crimes he has seen. These statements will bring remembrance for those who died and expose the perpetrators....   [tags: Papers] 1122 words
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The Journey to Manchester - Imaginative Writing - The Journey to Manchester - Imaginative Writing Driving along a country lane, trees surrounding the long winding roads. Three people in their own little worlds'. Alex munching on sandwiches, Sally singing along to a song playing on the radio and then Daniel, head in his books'. "How come you needed to hitch hike anyway", asked Sally. There was no reply. This made Sally dubious, she had heard rumours about dodgy hitchhikers. However Daniel was reading his book and was into it that much that he hadn't heard Sally's question....   [tags: Papers] 485 words
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A Poetic Journey of Love and Honor - A Poetic Journey of Love and Honor A Trilogy of Love From the moment we met in early spring, as she stepped out of her car and threw her hair back, I knew I was in love. “Her long dark hair, her beautiful smile…when she say’s “hi”, I’m faint for a while”. While gazing into her soft beautiful eyes as she spoke, I couldn’t help but notice her laughter that accompanied that mystifying beauty. “Her laughter echo’s, the silence awakes…her beauty abound.. just makes my heart ache..” She told me she was from the mountains in Kentucky and how much she loved and wanted to return some day....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 474 words
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A Night in Afghanistan - "Shhhh!" my mother whispered as the tanks rumbled by under the cold Afghan night, the stars twinkling above the mountains surrounding us. From our hiding place in the brush along the shoulder of the dirt path through the Khyber Pass, I could see tanks stretching to infinity and, try as I might, I could not find an end to the convoy of trucks. Huddled along with my father, mother, and infant brother and sister, we peered anxiously as the Russian Spetsnaz scouts rolled past us in jeeps ahead of the convoy heading toward the Afghanistan-Pakistan border-the very place our destination lay....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 732 words
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Elie Wiesel's "Night" - In the memoir, Night, author Elie Wiesel portrays the dehumanization of individuals and its lasting result in a loss of faith in God. Throughout the Holocaust, Jews were doggedly treated with disrespect and inhumanity. As more cruelty was bestowed upon them, the lower their flame of hope and faith became as they began turning on each other and focused on self preservation over family and friends. The flame within them never completely died, but rather stayed kindling throughout the journey until finally it stood flickering and idle at the eventual halt of this seemingly never-ending nightmare....   [tags: Literary Review] 760 words
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The Water Droplet's Journey - Day 1 Once upon a time high above the earth, fluffy white clouds drifted through the atmosphere. In the clouds lived a family Droplet of water, round and content with life. For as long as I could remember, I spent my days lying on my back, relaxing and soaking up the sun's warm rays. One day, I took my usual place in the sun but the light didn't seem to be as bright. In fact, as the day went on, it grew darker and darker, loud claps of thunder shook the cloud, and the Droplet felt as if he were getting so heavy he could hardly move....   [tags: Water Cycle Essays] 1076 words
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Man’s Struggles of Fate by the Curse of Birth in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey into Night - Man’s Struggles of Fate by the Curse of Birth in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene O’Neill’s A Long Day’s Journey into Night deals with tragedy and its attendant focus on character rather than plot. Another emphasis on the play is on the past that ceases to haunt his characters. O’Neill’s characters of A Long Day’s Journey into Night struggle with the past. These characters all seem to agree with Mary Tyrone who claims that a person “can’t help being what the past made him” (Baym 1313)....   [tags: A Long Day's Journey into Night Essays] 1475 words
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Journey to Aruba - ... But as I told you before, you are not permitted to go near any of them. Do you understand me?” he intimidated. I answered him with a bit of excitement in the tone of my voice, “Yes!” He started to walk away, and I knew it was safe to let out a little scream. I finally walked through security safely, and caught up with everyone else. It was ultimately time to board and we gathered in a single file line to give our boarding passes to the flight attendants. Stepping onto the plane itself was the world’s best feeling....   [tags: personal narrative] 1440 words
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Success in The Best American Essays by David Foster Wallace - There was once a man, for the sake of the story we’ll name him James. James had been lucky enough to be born into a great family. His parents had decent jobs their whole lives, so his family had money. With that money and a little bit of hard work it was not too hard for James to make it into one of the top universities, and graduate straight into a decent paying job. After a few years working at that job James had earned a nice house and a beautiful car. At this time he realized that he felt like he needed something more....   [tags: change, role model, life, journey]
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Symbolism In "Long Day's Journey Into The Night" - Symbolism is prevalent throughout the play, Long Day’s Journey into Night. The three most notable symbols, the fog, the foghorn and Mary’s' glasses, interpret the author’s life at best. There is double meaning to fog in this play because it is seen as the substance abuse issue and the atmosphere of the family. These are representations of illusions and the family as a whole not wanting to face actuality. The Tyrone family appears to progress during the day and possess a sense of normality, but pulled into the past and the essence of night they are faced to confront their demons....   [tags: American Theater] 1155 words
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Analysis of Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry - The novel, Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry is set in the city of Mumbai, India, during the year 1971. The book explores the journey of a Parsi man named Gustad Noble and his relationships with others as he goes through the difficult times in his life. The book is not just about Gustad’s personal life journey but it also explores the political background during that time. The battle between India and West Pakistan during the Bangladeshi Liberation War that helped East Pakistan form their own sovereign state, Indira Gandhi's socialist and corrupt government and Shiv Sena's fascist regime led by their ethnocentric leader, Bal Thackeray influenced the background of the novel....   [tags: journey, relationship, political, government]
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Long Day’s Journey into Night - ... While living under the same roof, between families’ members are what we say disrespect and misunderstanding. Ironically, the problem originates from their aim to earn more money to support their family. Heavy workload buys people less time to communicate with each other, leading to all those misunderstandings and in turn family quarrels. As a result, the aim to earn money turns out to be the cause of losing their family. Don’t you think it’s sarcastic too. For addiction, Mary struggles from a morphine addiction that lasts over two decades....   [tags: isolation, tyrone family, struggle] 603 words
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Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill - Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill is a complicated story. It shows a day in the life of a dysfunctional family. This family is made up of four extremely different personalities. Tyrone is the sympathetic father. Mary is the morphine addicted mother. Jamie is the difficult older son and Edmond is the sick younger son. Everyone in this family has their strengths and weaknesses. In Tyrone’s case his strengths and the weight of his family’s weakness makes him the most sympathetic. Jamie is the opposite....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill - Long Day’s Journey Into Night ,a family drama written by Eugene O’Neill, demonstrates the tension and resentment present in family members who suffer from substance abuse. The characters in the drama are all addicts as a result of dramatic past events. Jamie Tyrone’s monologue strongly represents struggles the characters face because of substance abuse. Throughout the monologue Jamie Tyrone verbally attacks Edmund Tyrone, and blames his brother for many of their families’ problems. In this essay, I shall argue that O’Neill’s play demonstrates the impact of addiction on familial life....   [tags: family drama due to substance abuse] 1195 words
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Long Day’s Journey Into Night Analysis - Eugene O’Neill’s play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is not morbid, full of despair and hopelessness or unpleasant. James, Mary, Jamie, and Edmund Tyrone all had the opportunity to change their ways. The Tyrone family had opportunities of redemption to help each other and help themselves but they chose to not to take them, even though they all loved each other they couldn't help one another as much as they needed but the opportunity of hope was still present. O’Neill’s play is not morbid because of the meaning of the word....   [tags: eugene o'neill, hopelessness, hope]
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Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry - Religion is one of the reasons why Parsis are a minority in Bombay, India. They believe in Zoroastrianism while most Bombayites are Hindus. The other religions that are minorities are Christianity, and Islam. One of Gustard's friend, Malcom, said to Gustard, "we are the minorities in a nation of Hindus" (Such a Long Journey, pg. 23). Malcom was a Christian and they used to fight about their different religions and who's religion came first. Gustard told Malcom "Our prophet Zarathustra lived more then fifteen hundred years before your son of god was even born; a thousand years before Buddha; two hundred years before Moses....   [tags: story and character analysis] 543 words
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Anarchy and Caste Aberrations in Rohinton Mistry’s Such a Long Journey and A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry with his novels like Such a Long Journey (1992) and A Fine Balance (1996) showed to the literary world that he is a novelist who believes in depicting life as it really is. Both the novels exhibit his excellent understanding of Indian social life. A veracious portrayal of the Indian middle class is the high point in Mistry’s narratives. His bitterness and disappointment with the government’s hostile attitude towards the poor is evident in his novels. Such a Long Journey (1991) is a great work of art by Rohinton Mistry....   [tags: socio-political irregularities]
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