Module 2 Essay - Enlg 208 Many works of literature begin"in the thick of things with many important events already in the past The play a"Long

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Enlg 208 Many works of literature begin “in the thick of things” with many important events already in the past. The play a “Long Day’s Journey into Night” begins after decades of James Tyrone’s stinginess which has begun to tear his family apart. In “Fences” Troy Maxson excessive pride, deeply rooted in the past, blinds Troy from making correct decisions about his family. And in “A Doll House” the women start out in a position of obedience and subordination that must be broken out of. In a “Long Day’s Journey into Night” past events reveal the theme of deterioration in the Tyrone’s household due to stinginess mistaken for prudence. The Tyrone family seems to be spiraling more and more out of control everyday if we are to look at the day depicted in the play as a typical day. Most of this regression can be rooted in James Tyrone’s stinginess which James incorrectly views as the virtue of prudence and has hindered the Tyrone household for years. We learn the play that Mary Tyrone’s addiction to morphine began years ago after experiencing pain after childbirth due to a cheap doctor hired by James. If James had overcome his stinginess to hire a good doctor, Mary would not have become addicted to morphine; instead Tyrone’s
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 208 taught by Professor Delfattore during the Fall '07 term at University of Delaware.

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Module 2 Essay - Enlg 208 Many works of literature begin"in the thick of things with many important events already in the past The play a"Long

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