Eugene O?Neill and Richard Wright Comparison Essay by writingsensation

Eugene O?Neill and Richard Wright
An analysis of the themes in Eugene O'Neill's "Iceman Cometh" and Richard Wright's "Native Son".
# 68389 | 931 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Aug 16, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Comparison) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

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This paper analyzes, compares and contrasts the theme's seen in Eugene O'Neill's "Iceman Cometh" and Richard Wright's "Native Son". The paper explains that both works contain a theme about radical politics even though the conclusions arrived at in each piece is different.

From the Paper:

"O'Neill mentions The Movement very early to let readers know that this play is not only about individuals, but also political action groups, that have not successfully reached their goals in life. In act 1, Parritt says: "I hung around pool rooms and gambling joints and hooker shops, where they'd never look for a Wobblie, pretending I was a sport." Later in the same act, Harry Hope berates Slade: "Crazy is right! Yah! The old wise guy! Wise, hell! A damned old fool Anarchist I-Won't-Worker!" Later in act 1, Hope says again to Slade: "You bughouse I-Won't-Work harp, who asked you to shove in an oar?" Here again he is identifying and making fun of Slade's IWW past."

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