HOW "LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF EUGENE O'NIEL FAMILY ?
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"Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical play, "A long Day's Journey into Night", depicts the Tyrone family: a textbook family of dysfunction. More so than a standard family, they have painful hardships that they have to constantly endure. This story represents one small piece of their whole lives--one long day's journey into night. To begin with, Edmund Tyrone is critically ill, Jamie Tyrone is idle and worthless, James Tyrone is stingy and miserly, and to top it all off Mary Tyrone has an addiction to morphine. Each player in this work comes in conflict with the next and blames the other for all that is wrong, purely because they can't seem to face the fact that they have a highly dysfunctional family. It seems that all they really want is a sense of normalcy. Through all of their hideous problems, they each go into denial because they can't find contentment any other way, but their behavior draws them farther and farther from what they want."