A Moon for the Misbegotten Summary
A Moon for the Misbegotten was written in 1943 by Nobel Laureate Eugene O'Neil. It is commonly thought of as a continuation of the play Long Day's Journey into Night, written two years prior. The character of Jim is modeled after O'Neil's brother Jamie, who died November 1923, two months after the play takes place.
The play begins as Mike, the youngest Hogan son, runs away from home as his brothers had done before him, with the help of his older sister Josie. Their mother died giving birth to Mike, and now that he is twenty, he can no longer tolerate his father's domineering ways. Only Josie is equipped to stand up to him.
When Josie's father, Phil Hogan, learns that his son Mike has run away, Josie is able to calm him down. He is impressed for a brief moment, having thought Mike incapable of having the pluck. He...
(read more from the Study Guide)
The A Moon for the Misbegotten Study Pack contains about 26 pages of study material in 5 products, including:
A Moon for the Misbegotten Study Guide
Eugene O'Neill Biographies (4)
16,062 words, approx. 54 pages
In the 1910s the American theatre, long dominated by melodramas, dictatorial producers (most of whom were artless magnates), and an audience more drawn by stars--preferably British--than good scripts,...
1,718 words, approx. 6 pages
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) was among the foremost dramatists of the America theater. His main concern was with the anguish and turmoil that wrack the spirits of sensitive people.Eugene O'Neill set out...
5,857 words, approx. 20 pages
"I want to be an artist or nothing," wrote aspiring playwright Eugene O'Neill at the age of twenty-five. He pursued his goal relentlessly, and when he died forty years later he had written more than f...
17,194 words, approx. 58 pages
Biography EssayIn the 1910s the American theater, long dominated by melodramas, dictatorial producers (most of whom were artless magnates), and an audience more drawn by stars-preferably Britishthan g...