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Title: Mourning Becomes Electra Author: Eugene O'Neill () * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: caite.info Edition: 1. Mourning Becomes Electra. A Trilogy. Eugene O'Neill. First published in This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated Wednesday. New Academia: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Online ISSN ) Vol. IV Issue III, July THEME OF.
Despite the desperate veneer of kindness, she envies Hazel for her youth, imagining her as a figure for what she once was. You're insane! Calculatingly Lavinia insists that Orin certainly cannot let their mother's paramour escape. Mannon rises in fury, threatening her murder, and then falls back in agony, begging for his medicine. Since there is no one left to punish her, she must punish herself—she must entomb herself in the house with the ancestors.
As the backdrop of this play First Civil War of is primarily a political war, but simultaneously it is also a cultural war waged by the people living within the taboos of Puritan society.
They were tired, so they tried to establish an antithetical place to Puritanism. Patriarchy is a bifurcation of Puritanism. So, there is also protest against it by women.
This is integrated with Civil War a war between industrial north and feudal south , therefore war is not only without but also within. Apart from the Civil War he presents in this play two other levels of war: One kind of war is not separate from other. Individuals in the play are always engaged in war with each other.
Being driven by the urge to take revenge on the Mannon family, Adam Brant in association with Christine murders Ezra Mannon.
This is a reversal of the normal mother detecting on her daughter. Therefore, mother- http: Here, women always fight to get possession of the men, which is a reversal of the earlier tragedies, and daughter wins all the battles. But this intra-individual war is nothing but the outer manifestation of the war within.
Living itself is a continuous process of war. Human beings have a strong libidinal drive that grows naturally. Moral and social proprieties, that is, Reality Principles have also become a part of our psyche. The two segments of human psyche — unconscious and conscious — pertain to libidinal drive that is Pleasure Principle and Reality Principle respectively.
Human psyche is the battlefield where the two engage in war continuously. And this war is prominent in the characters. Mannon house stands for conscious and Reality principle that is ethos of Puritanism.
Falling in love after marriage is not acceptable in Puritanism. Christine being unable to follow the repressive of Puritanism develops an extra-marital relationship with Adam Brant waging war against Puritanism and patriarchy. Lavinia falls in love with her father which is not endorsed by Puritanism.
Orin and Lavinia also refer back to a time when they were young. While growing in society one internalises the stipulations of society, which do not allow people to gratify all pleasures. Pre-natal stage is polymorphously perverse.
No distinction is there between Self and Other. Child does not know about the Reality Principle. Union between mother and child is not permissible by society as it is incestuous.
Father emerges with the threat of castration symbolising laws of different institutions. Father figure drives the child to the internalisation of the question of morality and propriety. The child learns to adjust in adulthood. He has still not entered into symbolic stage but is trying to emulate imaginary stage, which drives him in war with other male members. Learning language a baby gains proper gender subjectivity.
Before entering the symbolic via mirror stage there is no gender identity. So the girl child also desires for her mother finding similarity with her as both of them are castrated and have penis envy. Gaining symbolic she desires for father and wants to beget child by him and to become mother of her brother.
But this is incestuous and not sanctioned by society. In spite of her relative psychological complexity and the changes she undergoes in the last part, she has the monolithic quality of an archetypal tragic character.
She is above all the embodiment of a passion. The intensity of the love which burns in her is such that on the least provocation it Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
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