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Mourning Becomes Electra

Eugene O'Neill


Study Questions and Essay Topics

Suggestions for Further Reading

What is the name of Brant's ship?

What is the name of the Mannons' maid?

What is Christine's color?

From where does Christine get the name of the poison that kills Ezra?

Where do Lavinia and Orin travel?

What was Marie Brantôme's occupation?

Who is Ezra Mannon's counterpart in The Oresteia?

Whose portrait does not hang in the Mannon household?

In killing Brant, Orin fantasizes that he has killed whom?

In her last declarations of love to Peter, whose name does Lavinia cry?

Where does Orin kill himself?

Where does Christine kill herself?

Who finds Orin's dead body?

How is Brant related to Ezra?

What is the second song the Chantyman sings to Brant?

Which of the following do not figure as "islands" in the play?

Who is Orin's counterpart in The Oresteia?

How does Lavinia make Peter leave her?

Where does Lavinia follow her mother to spy on her?

Who does not address Ezra's portrait at some point in the play?

Who does not wear a mask-like face?

Where does Lavinia put her mother's pillbox?

O'Neill was the first American to win what prize?

Who is Christine's counterpart in The Oresteia?

What is Lavinia's nickname?

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