publication . Master thesis . 2009

"What's happened to this family anyway?" : the disintegration of the American family in selected plays by O'Neill, Miller, and Shepard

Mathisen, Kari;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2009
  • Publisher: Universitetet i Tromsø
Abstract
This thesis examines the disintegration of the American family as depicted in selected plays by Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Sam Shepard. Four plays are central: Long Day’s Journey into Night (1956), Death of a Salesman (1949), Buried Child (1978), and True West (1980). (Journey and Salesman constitute my major focus and serve to generate my thesis statement, while Buried Child and True West illuminate the thematic concerns of Journey and Salesman from quite a different perspective, and thus serve to create some dynamics of contrast in my study). My thesis is motivated by the idea that pressures from the exterior world enter the family realm and contribute...
Subjects
free text keywords: VDP::Humaniora: 000::Litteraturvitenskapelige fag: 040::Engelsk litteratur: 043, ENG-3992

- - -. Curse of the Starving Class. In Sam Shepard: Plays, Vol. 2. London: Faber and Faber, 1997. 135-200.

Abstract
This thesis examines the disintegration of the American family as depicted in selected plays by Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Sam Shepard. Four plays are central: Long Day’s Journey into Night (1956), Death of a Salesman (1949), Buried Child (1978), and True West (1980). (Journey and Salesman constitute my major focus and serve to generate my thesis statement, while Buried Child and True West illuminate the thematic concerns of Journey and Salesman from quite a different perspective, and thus serve to create some dynamics of contrast in my study). My thesis is motivated by the idea that pressures from the exterior world enter the family realm and contribute...
Subjects
free text keywords: VDP::Humaniora: 000::Litteraturvitenskapelige fag: 040::Engelsk litteratur: 043, ENG-3992

- - -. Curse of the Starving Class. In Sam Shepard: Plays, Vol. 2. London: Faber and Faber, 1997. 135-200.

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publication . Master thesis . 2009

"What's happened to this family anyway?" : the disintegration of the American family in selected plays by O'Neill, Miller, and Shepard

Mathisen, Kari;