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Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Summary & Analysis

The tragedy Long Day’s Journey Into Night, a play written by Eugene O’Neill, tells the story of a small middle class family in the early nineteenth century.  All of the characters have numerous tragic flaws that eventually lead to the family’s collapse.  The man of the family, James Tyrone, is an extremely frugal individual that…

The Role of Women in Homer’s The Odyssey

Epic poems reflect a culture’s values.  The female characters in Homer’s poem, The Odyssey, reflect the ancient Greek values of helpfulness, loyalty and cleverness. Athena is a character who represents helpfulness.  In the beginning of the story, she offers advice to help Telemachus persuade the suitors to leave Odysseus’s palace.  Athena advises, “At daybreak call…