The Nature of Guilt in Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra

Noorbakhsh Hooti, Rashin Fakhri

Abstract


This study is an attempt to scrutinize the nature of guilt in Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra, which seems to be an inevitable torturing elements of the modern man. Indeed guilt is a preventive obstacle, which keeps on poking and undermining Present by reviving Past. Sense of guilt may lead to depression, isolation and revenge, pretence and egotism. This study displays these elements by analyzing the characters of the play in different contexts.
Key words: O’Neill; guilt; egotism; isolation

Keywords


O’Neill; guilt; egotism; isolation



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.sll.1923156320110302.352

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