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A Moon for the Misbegotten Summary
Eugene O'Neill

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A Moon for the Misbegotten Summary

Plot 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...

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