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Critical Essay | Lois S. Josephs

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Lois S. Josephs.
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Lois S. Josephs

SOURCE: "The Women of Eugene O'Neill: Sex Role Stereotypes," in Ball State University Forum, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Summer, 1973, pp. 3-8.

In the following essay, Josephs confronts Eugene O'Neill's failure to treat the women in his dramas in any but traditional, sexually-stereotyped ways.

Although Ibsen voiced a prophecy of doom for the sexual double standard in A Doll's House nearly a century ago, Western playwrights have begun only recently to approach the radicalism of his remedy. Harold Pinter's Ruth in The Homecoming provides both a searing criticism of exploitation inherent in the unconscious sexual drives of men and a destructive resolution for the characters involved. She abandons her role as wife and mother to serve the varied lusts and fantasies of her husband's father and brothers. Edward Albee's Jenny...

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