By Tennessee Williams
Christmas 1982: Cornelius and Bella McCorkle of Pascagoula, Mississippi, go back domestic one hour of darkness in a thunderstorm from the Memphis funeral in their older son to a home and a existence actually falling apart--daughter Joanie is in an insane asylum and their more youthful son Charlie is upstairs having intercourse along with his pregnant, holy-roller female friend because the McCorkles input. Cornelius, who has political goals and a litany of illnesses, is attempting to discover a large number of moonshine cash his light spouse Bella has hidden someplace of their collapsing apartment, yet his noisy efforts are disrupted by means of a move of outstanding characters, either dwelling and dead.
While Williams usually used drama to express wish and desperation in human hearts, it used to be via this darkish, expressionistic comedy, which he known as a "Southern gothic spook sonata," that he was once top in a position to chronicle his imaginative and prescient of the delicate kingdom of our global.
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And, in the ode's climactic story, we are forced to remember the curse on Oedipus' house, his blinding and journey from light to dark, andspecifically touching Antigone's story at this moment the children who were victims of fate and human cruelty. The chorus, never directly showing pity for Antigone or expressing horror at her situation, sings an ode that manages to evoke both tragic emotions. The ode is bathed in darknessin the situations it presents and in the language it uses. Thereforehere Sophocles seems most brilliant in his grasp of tragic movementas Antigone walks to her death, we the audience also lean toward night and mystery.
Kitto, Bernard Knox, Jan Kott, Murray Krieger, Joseph Wood Krutch, Susanne Langer, Clifford Leech, Harry Levin, F. L. Lucas, Maynard Mack, Oscar Mandel, Louis Martz, Laurence Michel, Arthur Miller, Roy Morrell, Herbert Muller, Henry Myers, Nietzsche, William Van O'Connor, Elder Olson, D. D. Raphael, I. A. Richards, George Santayana, Nathan Scott, Richard Sewall, George Steiner, J. L. Styan, Miguel Unamuno, Maurice Valency, Herbert Weisinger, Raymond Williams. As in an index, I list them alphabetically because each writer, in his or her own way, has probed the dark corners of this difficult subject.
Nurse. You mean you want me to let her make a mess all over the place and not say a thing? Antigone. Yes, Nanny. Nurse. You're asking a lot. The next time she wets my living-room carpet, I'll. Antigone. Please, Nanny, I beg of you! (p.
A House Not Meant to Stand by Tennessee Williams