Ibsen's Influence on Eugene O'Neill's Family Tragedy

Li-hua CHEN

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In his career of literary creation, Eugene O’Neill has been widely influenced by Ibsen and Strainburg. The former has influenced his subject matter and theme, and the latter has influenced his colorful style. Ibsen’s problem drama has special influence on O’Neill and leads to his own family tragedy plays. Focusing on the tragic family life of ordinary people and concerning over women's role in family life have also become the focus of O’Neill’s writings.
Key words: Ibsen, Eugene O’Neill, family tragedy
Résumé: Dans sa carrière de la création littéraire, Eugene O’Neill était largement influencé par Ibsen et Strainburg. Le precedent influençait son sujet et son thème, et le dernier influençait son style diversié. Le problème dramatique d’Ibsen a une influence spéciale sur O’Neill et entraîne aussi sa propre tragédie familiale. Concentration sur la vie tragédique familiale des personnes ordinarires et ce qui concerne le rôle des femmes dans la vie familiale devenaient aussi le centre des oeuvres d’O’Neill.
Mots clés: Ibsen, Eugene O’Neill, Tragédie Familiale

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.css.1923669720050103.014

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