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Discuss The Life Of Eugene O' Neil And How He Has Impacted American History.

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Eugene O' Neill was born in New York City on October 16, 1888 to an Irish-Catholic theatrical family. (Beyond Mourning) He would later become one of the greatest playwrights in American history. Through his work, he addressed the difficulties of American society with great complexity.Eugene was the son of Ella Quilan O'Neill (usually called Ella) and James O' Neill, the Broadway actor famous for his role in the Count of Monte Crisco. Until he began school at age 7, Eugene spent his life touring with his father's theater company. During this time, Eugene was exposed to the theater world. It was a world he would never escape. (American Masters)Due to this lifestyle of constantly moving around, and his mother's morphine addiction, Eugene had no problem going to boarding school at Catholic school. His mother addiction left permanent scars on Eugene's life. He also found out that his birth had caused his mothers addiction (Pegasus) He spent seven years receive a Catholic school education before his mother attempted to commit suicide. This even caused him to denounce Catholic religion, and move to another private school in Connecticut. During this time his family moved to New London Connecticut. (Pegasus) He finished his education there and moved on to Princeton University. (Spartacus) Unfortunately, Eugene had been exposed to the glamorous lifestyle of alcohol and prostitutes, and before his first year at Princeton had finished, he had dropped out. (Pegasus)Eugene spent a good amount of time in New York bars before meeting the first love of his life, Kathleen Jenkins. Jenkins was the daughter of a wealthy New York businessman. Her parents objected to the two of them getting married, and so did his. So, being typical wild teens, they eloped in 1909. They divorced two years later in 1911. During the short-lived marriage, they had a son together. Eugene did all that was in his power to have nothing to do with his son. He took a job as a Norwegian Sea liner so that he could avoid being with him. The son would later commit suicide at the age of forty. (Free Cliff)After attempting suicide by overdosing in a flophouse, Eugene returned to live with his family in New London. Living with a despondent father and a morphine addicted mother continued to add to Eugene's problems. Shortly thereafter, he was forced to spend six months in a sanatorium after coming down with tuberculosis. During his downtime, Eugene began writing plays. He enrolled in a writing workshop at Harvard University upon exiting the sanatorium and then joined the Provincetown Players. (Pegasus)Towards the end of the 1910's, Eugene began to gain publicity for his plays. Lots of this recognition came easily due to his father's reputation as an actor. In 1918 he married a writer, Agnes Bouton, and they had two children Shane and Oona. (Pegasus) Eugene had previously been writing mostly one-act plays, but in 1920 wrote "Beyond the Horizon." This would be Eugene's first major play. His audience...

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