The Rope

The Rope

Eugene O'Neill / Sep 17, 2019

The Rope From the Eugene O Neill Newsletter O Neill s script begins with preparations by the niggardly father Abraham Bentley for the return of his prodigal son Luke Old Bentley hid the remainder of the fam

  • Title: The Rope
  • Author: Eugene O'Neill
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  • Page: 403
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  • From the Eugene O Neill Newsletter O Neill s script begins with preparations by the niggardly father, Abraham Bentley, for the return of his prodigal son, Luke Old Bentley hid the remainder of the family fortune at one end of a rope he arranged in the barn the noose at the other end is in plain sight He receives the young man with a mixture of obvious joy and of inartFrom the Eugene O Neill Newsletter O Neill s script begins with preparations by the niggardly father, Abraham Bentley, for the return of his prodigal son, Luke Old Bentley hid the remainder of the family fortune at one end of a rope he arranged in the barn the noose at the other end is in plain sight He receives the young man with a mixture of obvious joy and of inarticulate urgings for Luke to hang himself Young Bentley does not become aware of the morbid joke below the surface of his father s mutterings, and nearly kills the old man before storming out in a rage It is the halfwitted granddaughter, Mary, who finds the gold at the end of the rope and chucks it piecemeal into the ocean.

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      • Eugene O'Neill

        Eugene Gladstone O Neill was an American playwright who won the 1936 Nobel Prize in Literature for the power, honesty and deep felt emotions of his dramatic works, which embody an original concept of tragedy More than any other dramatist, O Neill introduced American drama to the dramatic realism pioneered by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg, and was the first to use true American vernacular in his speeches His plays involve characters who inhabit the fringes of society, engaging in depraved behavior, where they struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair O Neill wrote only one comedy Ah, Wilderness all his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism.


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    1. A great one-act by Eugene O'Neill. It was written in his early career before his first Pulizter, and you can tell that he is still figuring out his voice and his style. It is written in a realistic style, and somewhat reads like a mystery novel. He weaves the story very carefully and the end is definitely a good payoff. I also left thinking about the father for many days after, how you hate that character at the beginning of the play because of how all the other characters talk about him, so whe [...]


    2. Wow. This play is full of surprises. To start off, there is not one really likable character in this one act play. Despite that fact, you are pulled into their story and care about what happens to the characters. Allusion is used heavily in this play, but it is turned on its head. And you will not see the ending coming. It is utterly mind blowing. I highly recommend this.


    3. Very dreary one-act play, steeped in darkest cynicism. Didn't really enjoy it though it's reasonably well-written. Possibly would have better impact as a staged production, but I don't think I care enough to find out.


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