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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 4)
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OíNeillís Treatment of Racism in All Godís Chillum Got Wings and the Emperor Jones

Asim Karim
Corresponding Author:  Asim Karim 

Key words:  Culture, human, OíNeillís Drama, psychoanalysis, , ,
Vol. 3 , (4): 334-341
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2011 April, 21 2011 June, 10 2011 July, 30
Abstract:

Society and culture of a particular place is governed by certain elements that have substantial impact on the very personality and behavior of people of that very place. These elements range from such micro ones as home and family to such macro ones as religious affiliation, ethnic and sectarian belongingness and economic conditions. The impact of these cultural elements could be substantially meaningful in developing healthy personality traits or regressive behavioral defects. American literature provides rich study of what could be the disturbing role of such factor as racial belongingness on personality and behavior. OíNeill treatment of racial factor did not develop into a set pattern in his long dramatic career and the consensus is that he predominantly followed stereotypic image of the white/black in American society. This study, however, evaluates specific impact of racism in personality/behavioral disintegration in All God Chillum Got wings and The Emperor Jones. Secondly it asserts that the peculiar psychic states as highlighted in All Godís Chillum in particular match similar states produced in his other plays not concerned with racism. Thus the treatment of personality regression here is in line with similar states in other plays.
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Asim Karim, 2011. OíNeillís Treatment of Racism in All Godís Chillum Got Wings and the Emperor Jones.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(4): 334-341.
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