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 is…

Teenagers in Society: J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

It is evident that most if not all teenagers face challenges through the transformation of becoming an adult. J.D Salinger describes teenage behavior such as phoniness and confusion, teenage depression and their need for attention, and their desire to protect innocents in our society. I personally agree that Salinger delivers an accurate depiction of teenagers…

Edna’s Relationships in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

The society of Grand Isle places many expectations on its women to belong to men and be subordinate to their children. Edna Pontellier’s society, therefore, abounds with “mother-women,” who “idolized their children, worshipped their husbands, and esteemed it to a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals”.  The characters of Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz…