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LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT By the same Author THE EMPEROR JONES . I wasn't able to get much sleep with that awful foghorn gomg all night long. Edmund sits in the armchair at left of table, reading a book. Without looking up from his book. I Literary Reflections eugene o'neill's play "long day's journey. Eugene O'Neill may not have intended his play, Long day's Journey into Night, to be a psychoanalytic work; however, examples of Freudian theory seem to be.
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Sydney Theatre Company and Artists Repertory Theatre present. LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. By Eugene O'Neill. About Sydney Theatre Company 2. LONG DAY'S JOURNEY into Night is. Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, a work of autobiographical content that seethed within him all his life. [PDF] Download Long Day's Journey into Night Ebook | READ ONLINE Download at wildlifeprotection.info?book= Download.
Tyrone is an extreme example of a person who is affected badly by repression of his pleasure principal and it seems that Eugene O'Neill wants to use Tyrone as a model for America since business or working too hard aided in his psychological downfall.
Therefore, it is logical to extend the Tyrone family's problems to America in general. Just as society damaged Tyrone psychologically through the myth of "The American Dream", he in turn damaged his family by extending and even magnifying those same values. The most obvious estrangement exists between Tyrone and Jamie.
Jamie blames his father for Mary's addiction to morphine. Most alienated of all is Mary who is badly affected by the false values of "The American Dream". She talks of her isolation and places such blames on Tyrone for the life career that is promised on her. She says to Edmund: I've never felt it was my home. It was wrong from the start.
Everything was done in the cheapest way. Your father would never spend the money to make it right. It's just as well as haven't any friends here. I'd be ashamed to have them step in the door.
But he's never wanted family friends. He hates calling on people, or receiving them. All he likes is to hobnob with men at the club or in a barroom. Jamie and you are the same way, but you're not to blame. You've never had a chance to meet decent people here P. Under the influence of morphine, Mary moves into her idealized past, cut off from the pain of her current life. In fact, she uses different kinds of defense mechanism in order to avoid facing any of her problems.
Tyson believes that defenses are "the processes by which the contents of our unconscious are kept in unconscious. In other words, they are the processes by which we keep the repressed repressed in order to avoid knowing what we feel can't handle knowing" P. Mary is living through the most complex defense, regression that is "the temporary return to a former psychological state, which is not just imagined but relived.
Mary does not just have flashbacks to previous times in order to avoid the present; she relives the events in her mind. In talking to Jamie, Mary, obviously, attempts to deceive herself with the comforting belief that Edmund is only suffering from a summer cold: The kid is damned sick.
It is just a cold! Anyone can tell that! You always imagine things. Mary gives birth to Edmund after the death of another child, Eugene. She cannot bear the shock about the illness of the newborn Edmund through infection that made her guilty of being responsible for the death of Eugene.
Her agony is further evident in her terrible expression: I should have insisted on staying with Eugene and not let you persuade me to join you [. This thought is based on denial of her duty to procreate. However, she had to procreate the next one, as she needed the new one to overcome her shattering sense of guilt on the death of Eugene.
Self-deception, regression, denial, dream and the other kinds of defenses can be seen among the other characters as well. Jamie, cynical but honest, deludes himself in his search for personal redemption through alcoholism and whoring. Jamie's affairs with women follow a pattern in psychoanalysis that stems from oedipal complexes.
He feels like he is in conflict with his father for her mother. He accuses his father of Mary's misery.
They are either good girls like Mom or bad girls and thus disposable" Tyson, P. However, it is likely an oedipal complex is not all of Jamie's motivation for having careless affairs.
He is also probably relieving the anxiety he has over the possibility of his family's failure. On the other side, Jamie is thoroughly jealous, who has virtually ruined himself and his brother under the strong impulse of jealousy through drinking and prostituting. His bitterness, cynicism and capacity for destroying self-spring mainly from his upbringing in the past.
Enter Ophelia! Totally, his feelings toward his mother are complicated. Mary is not the only one who regrets about the past. Tyrone, as he tells of himself, is haunted by his impoverished childhood and his father's abandonment and eventual suicide: At ten years old!
There was no more school for me. I worked twelve hours a day in a machine shop, learning to make flies. And what do you think I got for it? Fifty cents a week! It's the truth! And my poor mother washed and scrubbed for the Yanks by the day, and my older sisters sewed, and my two younger stayed at home to keep the house P. In one self-pitying confession, Tyrone expresses regrets for having given up the chance of becoming a great Shakespearean actor in order to take a profitable but artistically unrewarding part in a popular melodrama, "I could have been a great Shakespearean actor, if I'd kept once" P.
Both Mary and Tyrone escape to their pasts, Mary to her convent days, when she wanted to be a nun, and Tyrone to a time in his career when he might have resisted trading his talent for wealth, he regrets: Tyron begs for understanding by recounting his hard beginning in an Irish immigrant family.
His fear of landing in the poor house is honest enough, for he relates to that dreadful time, when he had to work twelve hours in a machine shop to help his family survive.
Tyrone has little success in engaging his sons' sympathies. Although Edmund claims to understand his father better: I know you a lot better now" P. Her desire appears unusual, as Mary had in fact committed herself to the service of the church as a nun.
However, after her first encounter with handsome James Tyrone, she bowed to her sensual part of feminine nature. In fact, his handsome male outlook acts as a powerful stimulation of her erotic sensual self that overrides her religious commitment. Mary recalls her stimulation for marriage in such words: If you think Mr.
Tyrone is handsome now, you should have seen when I first met him. He had the reputation of the best looking man in the country. You can imagine how excited I was then, when my father wrote he and James Tyrone had become friends, and I was to meet him when I came home from Easter vacation. I showed the letter to all the girls, and how envious they were! My father took me to see him act first. It was a play about the French Revolution and the leading part was a noble man.
I wept when he was thrown in prison—and then was so mad at myself because I was afraid my eyes and nose would be red [. And he was handsomer than my wildest dreams, in his make up and his noble man costume that was so becoming to him [. I fell in love right then. So did he, he told me after wards.
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I forgot all about becoming a nun or a concert pianist. All I wanted was to be his wife P. All of the flashbacks, even if they depict happy memories reveal a dysfunctional family pattern. Long Day's Journey demonstrates key psychoanalytic concepts including the idea that family defines the person; that social pressures can push a family into dysfunction; and that people are defined and can be understood through their sexual habits.
All of the Tyrones first put on mask to hide the truth but later on their masks are dropped and the reality of them is revealed. They are looking for happiness that never comes. Only Edmund can save himself from the misery and he makes a triumphant over the failure and suffering, and just he comes to the truth about the family's dreams and accepts the reality about himself, he say: It isn't a summer cold!
I've got consumption! If he wanted to prove that people and their problems fit well into a psychoanalytic model, he succeeded there as well. A Journey into Capitalist Failure Capitalism and its values focus on material possession. In this society, the poor man strives to be richer, and a powerless man looks for power.
Many of these people, however, do not have access to these goals, and so to be one of the few taking the limited seats of wealth and power they compete.
These kinds of people are those who rely on "The American Dream".
While capitalism promotes the belief that this dream is achievable, it is more often than not, a literal dream, and leaves its pursuers poor and weak. This keeps the working class powerless and propagates capitalist values. Capitalism by the help of "The American Dream" creates a fantasy world for its pursuers. Many people in this position only perceive themselves to be succeeding but in reality, they are failing at achieving what they most desire. Capitalism is said to provide the opportunity to achieve "The American Dream".
With good work ethic, financial sense, and a little bit of luck, everybody could become a wealthy entrepreneur. However, this dream is hopelessly outdated and become increasingly difficult to achieve. People who themselves try to achieve "The American Dream" may suffer the highest costs of this excessive capitalism. They neglect their own children so that the children of others will be cared for; they live in substandard housing so that other homes will be shiny and perfect; they endure privation so that inflation will be low and stock prices high.
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To be a member of the working poor is to be an anonymous donor, a nameless benefactor to everyone else" Ehrenreich, P. Tyson believes that it is what the capitalist culture has done to its people, "Every family wants to own its own home on its own land is a capitalist ideology that sells itself as natural by pointing, for example to the fact that almost all Americans want to own their own property, without acknowledging that this desire is created in us by the capitalist culture in which we live" P.
Marx analysis about "The American Dream" reveals that it is just an ideology, a belief system that is employed by the capitalism, not a natural way of seeing the world.
It blinds its pursuers to the enormities of its own failure. He shows the man who is looking for a fulfilled life but he cannot find it in the real unequal conditions that are created by capitalism. Most significantly, they examine characters trying to overcome obstacles to prosperity and happiness. They are looking for what "The American Dream" has created for them; prosperity, success, fame, and a life full of happiness. By Tyrone, O'Neill shows how he longs for something more than his ordinary life.
Tyron desires for money and escaping from his miserable life. He looks for what James Adams claims in that "The American Dream of a better, richer, and happier life for all our citizens of every rank is the greatest contribution we have made to the thought and welfare of the world" P.
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This is the capitalist view toward life and society as "Marxists believe that all social phenomena, from child-rearing practices to environmental concerns, are cultural productions- and that culture cannot be separated from the socioeconomic system that produces it" Tyson, P.
The Tyrones moved from Ireland to America to look for the propaganda of "The America Dream", an improved life, and having a land of their own, however, their dreams were inaccessible: I know it's an Irish peasant idea consumption is fatal.
It probably is when you live in a hovel on a bog, but over here, with modern treatment. Don't I know that!
What are you gabbing about, anyway? And though she shames him for suspecting, she also admits she understands why he thinks she might relapse. When he leaves, she sits nervously and fidgets with her hands. That afternoon, Edmund sits in the parlor and has a glass of whiskey with Jamie. Together, they wait for lunch as their father talks outside with a passing neighbor.
At this point, Mary reenters and goes on a long rant, which she delivers with a sense of distance that James recognizes as a sign of relapse.
In keeping with this, she suggests that James is a cheapskate who, despite his riches, fears ending up in the poorhouse. When returns, he only says that Hardy wanted to make sure Edmund sees him that afternoon.
Resigned to this reality, James tells her to go right ahead. Nevertheless, Edmund is undeterred and goes upstairs to reason with her. When Edmund comes downstairs, James gives him money and tells him not to share the cash with Jamie, who will only spend it on alcohol.
He then departs. Defeated, he exits, leaving her alone. That evening, Mary sits in the parlor with Cathleen, a housekeeper. That same night, she went to his dressing room, and they fell in love.
Since then, she has been traveling with him. She even talks about Eugene, the child she had after Jamie who, not long after he was born, died of measles. Going on, she says that the cheap doctor James hired to treat her when she gave birth to Edmund is to blame for her morphine habit.
As she says these terrible things, Eugene and James come in and out of the room, wanting to avoid her words.
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Around midnight, James sits alone in the parlor. In an overly sentimental monologue, James tells his son about the highlights of his acting career, admitting that he regrets chasing commercial success at the expense of artistic fulfillment. In turn, Edmund tells his father the high points of his own career as a sailor, talking about the freedom he finds in the loneliness of the ocean.They come to the point that they have been betrayed by what "The American Dream" has created for them.
Edmund believes that he has a consciousness which transcends human existence, and his disdain for human life results from this. For the time being, if we perceive the dramatic as something beyond the life of the author, just as a drama written in some imagined characters, we will still discover the drama as a worthy piece of literature.
During his opening conversation with Mary, Tyrone interprets every bit of laughter from the kitchen as the boys enjoying a joke at his expense. Hall, Ann C.