"Mourning Becomes Electra" Essay by The Research Group

"Mourning Becomes Electra"
An examination of Eugene O'Neill's trilogy, "Mourning Becomes Electra" that is about murder, incest and suicide.
# 73811 | 1,125 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (General)

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The paper discusses Eugene O'Neill's trilogy about murder, incest and suicide that explains how the main characters are counterparts to characters in Aeschylus' tragedy "Oresteia." The paper also describes what elements makes O'Neill's play more modern.

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""Mourning Becomes Electra. Summary. In the three-part "Oresteia" the Greek dramatist Aeschylus described the tragic events that led to the destruction of the family of Agamemnon, events that include sacrifice of a beloved child, abandonment of children and murder. Centuries later Eugene O'Neill would take up many of these themes and others in his own trilogy "Mourning Becomes Electra.""

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