Mourning Becomes Electra | Study Guide

Eugene O'Neill

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Homecoming, Act 1 The play takes place in New England in 1865, just as the American Civil War (1861–65) has ended. The setting is the Mann... Read More
Homecoming, Act 2 The second act takes place in Ezra Mannon's study immediately after. A large portrait of Ezra, done about 10 years earli... Read More
Homecoming, Act 3 A week later the family is still awaiting Ezra Mannon's return. The scene takes place in front of the Mannon house. It i... Read More
Homecoming, Act 4 This act takes place in Ezra Mannon's bedroom. He and Christine Mannon normally sleep in separate rooms. It is dark, and... Read More
The Hunted, Act 1 The Hunted, Act 1 takes place two days after Ezra Mannon's murder. Several townspeople are gathered, gossiping about the... Read More
The Hunted, Act 2 The act takes place in the Mannon sitting room. The walls are covered with numerous portraits of Mannon ancestors, going... Read More
The Hunted, Act 3 This act takes place in Ezra Mannon's study, where his body is lying in state. Orin Mannon has a conversation with his f... Read More
The Hunted, Act 4 This act takes place in Boston Harbor. On the deck of Captain Adam Brant's clipper ship, the Flying Trades, a drunk chan... Read More
The Hunted, Act 5 Christine Mannon is at home in front of the Mannon house. It is in shadow and shuttered. Hazel Niles arrives, and Christ... Read More
The Haunted, Act 1 The first scene opens a year later. Seth Beckwith and four other men are gathered outside the Mannon house, which is uno... Read More
The Haunted, Act 2 Orinn Mannon is in Ezra Mannon's study. He addresses the portrait of his father in judicial robes. He wonders what the n... Read More
The Haunted, Act 3 Immediately after the previous act, Lavinia enters the sitting room, which is hung with portraits of the Mannon dead. Sh... Read More
The Haunted, Act 4 Three days later Seth Beckwith sings "Shenandoah" in front of the Mannon house. The funeral has taken place, but Lavinia... Read More
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