Long Day’s Journey into Night

by

Eugene O’Neill

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Edmund Tyrone Character Analysis

James and Mary’s youngest son. At twenty-three, Edmund has worked in the “tropics” as a sailor, but always seems to come back to his parents without any money. And although he is certainly his parents’ favorite child, they lament the fact that he has adopted the alcoholic, lazy ways his older brother, Jamie. Nonetheless, James and Mary are slow to critique Edmund these days because he sick. Although Mary insists that her son only has a “summer cold,” everyone else—including Edmund himself—acknowledges that what he has is clearly serious. Indeed, this is confirmed when Doctor Hardy informs James that Edmund has consumption and that he’ll have to go to a sanatorium. Despite this news, Edmund refuses to stop drinking. Instead of monitoring his health, he pours himself large glasses of whiskey with his father and brother (who both make a show of discouraging him, though they always relent and tell him that one more drink won’t hurt). This morbid resignation to a bleak fate aligns with how Edmund sees the world. After all, he writes depressing poetry and embraces the idea of loneliness. At the same time, his acceptance of isolation is more than mere pessimism, but rather a belief that loneliness is simply a fact of life that ought to be ushered in rather than ignored. Finally, it’s worth noting that Edmund is based on Eugene O’Neill himself.

Edmund Tyrone Quotes in Long Day’s Journey into Night

The Long Day’s Journey into Night quotes below are all either spoken by Edmund Tyrone or refer to Edmund Tyrone. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Yale edition of Long Day’s Journey into Night published in 1987.
Act One Quotes

TYRONE
You’re a fine lunkhead! Haven’t you any sense? The one thing to avoid is saying anything that would get her more upset over Edmund.

JAMIE
Shrugging his shoulders.
All right. Have it your way. I think it’s the wrong idea to let Mama go on kidding herself. It will only make the shock worse when she has to face it. Anyway, you can see she’s deliberately fooling herself with that summer cold talk. She knows better.

Page Number: 29
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You’ve been the worst influence for him. He grew up admiring you as a hero! A fine example you set him! If you ever gave him advice except in the ways of rottenness, I’ve never heard of it! You made him old before his time, pumping him full of what you consider worldly wisdom, when he was too young to see that your mind was so poisoned by your own failure in life, you wanted to believe every man was a knave with his soul for sale, and every woman who wasn’t a whore was a fool!

Related Characters: James Tyrone (speaker), Edmund Tyrone, Jamie Tyrone
Page Number: 35
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Yes, this time you can see how strong and sure of herself she is. She’s a different woman entirely from the other times. She has control of her nerves—or she had until Edmund got sick. Now you can feel her growing tense and frightened underneath. I wish to God we could keep the truth from her, but we can’t if he has to be sent to a sanatorium. What makes it worse is her father died of consumption. She worshiped him and she’s never forgotten. Yes, it will be hard for her. But she can do it! She has the will power now! We must help her, Jamie, in every way we can!

Related Characters: James Tyrone (speaker), Mary Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone, Jamie Tyrone
Page Number: 37
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Still […] people like them stand for something. I mean they have decent, presentable homes they don’t have to be ashamed of. They have friends who entertain them and whom they entertain. They’re not cut off from everyone.

She turns back from the window.

Not that I want anything to do with them. I’ve always hated this town and everyone in it. You know that. I never wanted to live here in the first place, but your father liked it and insisted on building this house, and I’ve had to come here every summer.

Related Characters: Mary Tyrone (speaker), James Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone
Page Number: 44
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EDMUND
Anyway, you’ve got to be fair, Mama. It may have been all his fault in the beginning, but you know that later on, even if he’d wanted to, we couldn’t have had people here—
He flounders guiltily.
I mean, you wouldn’t have wanted them.

MARY
Wincing—her lips quivering pitifully.
Don’t. I can’t bear having you remind me.

EDMUND
Don’t take it that way! Please, Mama! I’m trying to help. Because it’s bad for you to forget. The right way is to remember. So you’ll always be on your guard. You know what’s happened before.
Miserably.
God, Mama, you know I hate to remind you. I’m doing it because it’s been so wonderful having you home the way you’ve been, and it would be terrible—

Related Characters: James Tyrone, Mary Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone
Page Number: 46
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MARY
Her hands fluttering.

It makes it so much harder, living in this atmosphere of constant suspicion, knowing everyone is spying on me, and none of you be­lieve in me, or trust me.

EDMUND
That’s crazy, Mama. We do trust you.

MARY
If there was only some place I could go to get away for a day, or even an afternoon, some woman friend I could talk to—not about anything serious, simply laugh and gossip and forget for a while—someone besides the servants—that stupid Cathleen!

Related Characters: Mary Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone, Cathleen
Page Number: 47
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Act Two, Scene One Quotes

Because he’s always sneering at someone else, always looking for the worst weakness in everyone.

Then with a strange, abrupt change to a detached, impersonal tone.

But I suppose life has made him like that, and he can’t help it. None of us can help the things life has done to us. They’re done before you realize it, and once they’re done they make you do other things until at last everything comes between you and what you’d like to be, and you’ve lost your true self forever.

Related Characters: Mary Tyrone (speaker), James Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone, Jamie Tyrone
Page Number: 63
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Oh, I’m so sick and tired of pretending this is a home! You won’t help me! You won’t put yourself out the least bit! You don’t know how to act in a home! You don’t really want one! You never have wanted one—never since the day we were married! You should have remained a bachelor and lived in second-rate hotels and entertained your friends in barrooms!

She adds strangely, as if she were now talking aloud to herself rather than to Tyrone.

Then nothing would ever have happened.

They stare at her. Tyrone knows now. He suddenly looks a tired, bitterly sad old man.

Related Characters: Mary Tyrone (speaker), James Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone, Jamie Tyrone
Page Number: 69
Explanation and Analysis:

You’re to blame, James. How could you let him? Do you want to kill him? Don’t you remember my father? He wouldn’t stop after he was stricken. He said doctors were fools! He thought, like you, that whiskey is a good tonic!

A look of terror comes into her eyes and she stammers.

But, of course, there’s no comparison at all. I don’t know why I—Forgive me for scolding you, James. One small drink won’t hurt Edmund. It might be good for him, if it gives him an appetite.

Related Characters: Mary Tyrone (speaker), James Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone, Jamie Tyrone
Page Number: 70
Explanation and Analysis:
Act Two, Scene Two Quotes

The family are returning from lunch as the curtain rises. Mary is the first to enter from the back par­lor. Her husband follows. He is not with her as he was in the similar entrance after breakfast at the opening of Act One. He avoids touching her or looking at her. There is condemnation in his face, mingled now with the beginning of an old weary, helpless resignation. Jamie and Edmund follow their father. Jamie’s face is hard with defensive cyni­cism. Edmund tries to copy this defense but without success. He plainly shows he is heartsick as well as physically ill.

Page Number: 73
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TYRONE
You ought to be kicked out in the gutter! But if I did it, you know damned well who’d weep and plead for you, and excuse you and complain till I let you come back.

JAMIE
A spasm of pain crosses his face.
Christ, don’t I know that? No pity? I have all the pity in the world for her. I understand what a hard game to beat she’s up against— which is more than you ever have! My lingo didn’t mean I had no feeling. I was merely putting bluntly what we all know, and have to live with now, again.

Bitterly.

The cures are no damned good except for a while. The truth is there is no cure and we’ve been saps to hope—

Cynically

They never come back!

Page Number: 78
Explanation and Analysis:

It was my fault. I should have insisted on staying with Eugene and not have let you persuade me to join you, just because I loved you. Above all, I shouldn’t have let you insist I have another baby to take Eugene’s place, because you thought that would make me forget his death. I knew from experience by then that children should have homes to be born in, if they are to be good children, and women need homes, if they are to be good mothers. I was afraid all the time I carried Edmund. I knew something terrible would happen. I knew I’d proved by the way I’d left Eugene that I wasn’t worthy to have another baby, and that God would punish me if I did. I never should have borne Edmund.

Related Characters: Mary Tyrone (speaker), James Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone, Eugene Tyrone
Page Number: 91
Explanation and Analysis:

But some day, dear, I will find it again—some day when you’re all well, and I see you healthy and happy and successful, and I don’t have to feel guilty any more—some day when the Blessed Virgin Mary forgives me and gives me back the faith in Her love and pity I used to have in my convent days, and I can pray to Her again— when She sees no one in the world can believe in me even for a moment any more, then She will believe in me, and with Her help it will be so easy. I will hear myself scream with agony, and at the same time I will laugh because I will be so sure of myself.

Related Characters: Mary Tyrone (speaker), Edmund Tyrone
Page Number: 96
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Act Four Quotes

The fog was where I wanted to be. Halfway down the path you can’t see this house. You’d never know it was here. Or any of the other places down the avenue. I couldn’t see but a few feet ahead. I didn’t meet a soul. Everything looked and sounded unreal. Noth­ing was what it is. That’s what I wanted—to be alone with myself in another world where truth is untrue and life can hide from itself. Out beyond the harbor, where the road runs along the beach, I even lost the feeling of being on land. The fog and the sea seemed part of each other. It was like walking on the bottom of the sea. As if I had drowned long ago. As if I was a ghost belonging to the fog, and the fog was the ghost of the sea. It felt damned peaceful to be nothing more than a ghost within a ghost.

He sees his father staring at him with mingled worry and irritated disapproval. He grins mockingly.

Don’t look at me as if I’d gone nutty. I’m talking sense. Who wants

to see life as it is, if they can help it?

Related Characters: Edmund Tyrone (speaker), James Tyrone, Mary Tyrone
Related Symbols: The Fog
Page Number: 133
Explanation and Analysis:

I lay on the bowsprit, facing astern, with the water foaming into spume under me, the masts with every sail white in the moonlight, tower­ing high above me. I became drunk with the beauty and singing rhythm of it, and for a moment I lost myself—actually lost my life. I was set free! I dissolved in the sea, became white sails and flying spray, became beauty and rhythm, became moonlight and the ship and the high dim-starred sky! I belonged, without past or future, within peace and unity and a wild joy, within something greater than my own life, or the life of Man, to Life itself! To God, if you want to put it that way. Then another time, on the American Line, when I was lookout on the crow’s nest in the dawn watch. A calm sea, that time. Only a lazy ground swell and a slow drowsy roll of the ship. The passengers asleep and none of the crew in sight. No sound of man. Black smoke pouring from the funnels behind and beneath me. Dreaming, not keeping lookout, feeling alone, and above, and apart, watching the dawn creep like a painted dream over the sky and sea which slept together. Then the moment of ecstatic freedom came. The peace, the end of the quest, the last harbor, the joy of be­longing to a fulfillment beyond men’s lousy, pitiful, greedy fears and hopes and dreams!

Related Characters: Edmund Tyrone (speaker), James Tyrone
Page Number: 156
Explanation and Analysis:

It was a great mistake, my being born a man, I would have been much more successful as a seagull or a fish. As it is, I will always be a stranger who never feels at home, who does not really want and is not really wanted, who can never belong, who must always be a little in love with death!

Related Characters: Edmund Tyrone (speaker), James Tyrone
Page Number: 157
Explanation and Analysis:

I suppose it’s because I feel so damned sunk. Because this time Mama had me fooled. I really believed she had it licked. She thinks I always believe the worst, but this time I believed the best.

His voice flutters.

I suppose I can’t forgive her—yet. It meant so much. I’d begun to hope, if she’d beaten the game, I could, too.

He begins to sob, and the horrible part of his weeping is that it appears sober, not the maudlin tears of drunkenness.

Related Characters: Jamie Tyrone (speaker), Edmund Tyrone
Page Number: 165
Explanation and Analysis:

Did it on purpose to make a bum of you. Or part of me did. A big part. That part that’s been dead so long. That hates life. My putting you wise so you’d learn from my mistakes. Believed that myself at times, but it’s a fake. Made my mistakes look good. Made getting drunk romantic. Made whores fascinating vampires instead of poor, stupid, diseased slobs they really are. Made fun of work as sucker’s game. Never wanted you succeed and make me look even worse by comparison. Wanted you to fail. Always jealous of you. Mama’s baby, Papa’s pet!

He stares at Edmund with increasing enmity.

And it was your being born that started Mama on dope. I know that’s not your fault, but all the same, God damn you, I can’t help hating your guts — !

Related Characters: Jamie Tyrone (speaker), James Tyrone, Mary Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone
Page Number: 169
Explanation and Analysis:

MARY
Looking around her.
Something I need terribly. I remember when I had it I was never lonely nor afraid. I can’t have lost it forever, I would die if I thought that. Because then there would be no hope.
She moves like a sleepwalker, around the back of Jamie's chair, then forward toward left front, passing behind Edmund.

EDMUND
Turns impulsively and grabs her arm. As he pleads he has the quality of a bewilderedly hurt little boy.
Mama! It isn’t a summer cold! I’ve got consumption!

MARY
For a second he seems to have broken through to her. She trembles and her expression becomes terrified. She calls distractedly, as if giving a command to herself.
No!
And instantly she is far away again. She murmurs gently but imperson­ally.
You must not try to touch me. You must not try to hold me. It isn’t right, when I am hoping to be a nun.
He lets his hand drop from her arm.

Related Characters: Mary Tyrone, Edmund Tyrone
Related Symbols: Mary’s Wedding Dress
Page Number: 177
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Edmund Tyrone Character Timeline in Long Day’s Journey into Night

The timeline below shows where the character Edmund Tyrone appears in Long Day’s Journey into Night. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act One
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...room, and Mary tells James that he ought to be worried about the fact that Edmund isn’t eating enough. “He needs to eat to keep up his strength,” she says. “I... (full context)
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...grouchily assumes the joke is about him. Nonetheless, Mary says it’s “a relief to hear Edmund laugh,” regardless of the joke. Ignoring this, James fixates on the idea that his sons... (full context)
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Jamie and Edmund finally enter. Jamie is thirty-three and resembles his father, but his appearance is remarkably worse,... (full context)
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Edmund and Mary talk about the fact that James is a loud snorer, and Jamie agrees,... (full context)
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...off and changes the subject by asking her sons what they were laughing about earlier. Edmund then launches into a story, telling his parents about an encounter he had at the... (full context)
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As Jamie laughs with the others at Edmund’s story, James turns on him and tells him to stop laughing, scolding him for being... (full context)
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Pushing on, James says that Doctor Hardy thinks Edmund might have malarial fever from working in the tropics. “Doctor Hardy!” Mary scoffs. “I wouldn’t... (full context)
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...“The one thing to avoid is saying anything that would get her more upset over Edmund.” Jamie shrugs at this, saying, “Have it your way. I think it’s the wrong idea... (full context)
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...might have consumption, Jamie says that this might never have happened if James had sent Edmund to a “real doctor when he first got sick.” Defensively, James asks what’s wrong with... (full context)
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...the argument.” Returning to their conversation about Doctor Hardy, James says he couldn’t have found Edmund a better doctor, since Hardy has treated the boy since he was a child. Speaking... (full context)
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Picking up on the fact that his father is speaking about Edmund as if he’s a goner, Jamie begins to talk about the power of modern medicine.... (full context)
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...harm him.” Jamie then points out that there’s nothing anyone could really do to influence Edmund anyway, since he’s surprisingly stubborn. “What had I to do with all the crazy stunts... (full context)
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Wanting to say something nice about Edmund, James remarks that his son has been doing well working for the local newspaper, but... (full context)
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Switching course, James says that it’s “damnable luck” that Edmund is sick “right now.” “It couldn’t have come at a worse time for him,” he... (full context)
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James points out that the situation with Edmund is made worse by the fact that Mary’s father died of consumption. Nonetheless, he states... (full context)
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“She told me herself the foghorn kept her awake all night, and every night since Edmund’s been sick she’s been up and down, going to his room to see how he... (full context)
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...told him, saying, “It would be like a curse [Mary] can’t escape if worry over Edmund—It was in her long sickness after bringing him into the world that she first—” Jamie... (full context)
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...of her and that she has to be “careful.” “You mustn’t worry so much about Edmund. He’ll be all right,” he says. “Of course, he’ll be all right,” she replies. “And... (full context)
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...Mary sits in a chair, “her face betraying a frightened, furtive desperation.” After a moment, Edmund enters and admits that he waited until his father and brother went outside because he... (full context)
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...whom she sees passing in a Mercedes. “People like them stand for something,” she tells Edmund. “I mean they have decent, presentable homes they don’t have to be ashamed of. They... (full context)
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...claims, is why she’s never been able to have friends. She also believes it’s why Edmund and Jamie have never been able to entertain respectable women—they don’t have a presentable home.... (full context)
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“God, Mama, you know I hate to remind you,” Edmund says to Mary, maintaining that he’s only doing it for her own good. In response,... (full context)
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Edmund tells his mother not to say such morbid things, saying, “That’s the way you talk... (full context)
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Once more, Edmund insists he doesn’t suspect Mary, but she ignores him, saying she can’t blame him. “How... (full context)
Act Two, Scene One
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Around noon on the same day, Edmund is sitting alone in the parlor when Cathleen, one of the housekeepers, enters with a... (full context)
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...at the whiskey, Jamie—who was not followed inside by his father—says, “Sneaking one, eh?” Smiling, Edmund admits that he did in fact have a drink. Moving toward the bottle himself, Jamie... (full context)
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“Where’s Mama?” Jamie asks, suddenly looking about himself. When Edmund tells him that Mary is upstairs, Jamie is visibly unsettled. “Is she coming down to... (full context)
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Edmund, for his part, doesn’t notice that Mary is less nervous and that her eyes are... (full context)
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...way up from ignorance and poverty to the top of his profession!” At this point, Edmund asks his mother why she’s badgering Jamie so much, and she says she doesn’t like... (full context)
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As Edmund, Jamie, and Mary wait for James, they grow impatient. Mary, for her part, goes on... (full context)
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Edmund gets up and goes to summon James. Meanwhile, Jamie stares resentfully at Mary, who asks... (full context)
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Disconcerted by what his mother has just said, Edmund says, “He’s a liar! It’s a lie, isn’t it, Mama?” “What is a lie?” Mary... (full context)
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...if it proved anything with you around. I’m on to your tricks.” From his chair, Edmund interrupts to say, “Did I hear you say, let’s all have a drink?” Frowning, James... (full context)
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Seeing Edmund’s empty glass, Mary tells her son he shouldn’t be drinking. She then blames James for... (full context)
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...nighttime. Switching gears, she says, “Oh, James, please! You don’t understand! I’m so worried about Edmund! I’m so afraid he—” Before she can finish, though, James says he doesn’t want to... (full context)
Act Two, Scene Two
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Switching tracks, Mary tells Edmund she’s worried about him because he didn’t eat lunch, and he sullenly promises he’ll eat... (full context)
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...what it was until too late! I hate doctors!” When she’s finished with this tirade, Edmund tells her to stop talking, and she apologizes for being angry. “I’m going upstairs for... (full context)
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“Another shot in the arm!” Jamie says once his mother has gone upstairs, and Edmund tells him to “cut out that kind of talk.” Even his father tells him not... (full context)
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Edmund scolds Jamie for his pessimistic attitude. In turn, Jamie says that Edmund isn’t so optimistic... (full context)
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Once more, Edmund takes issue with his family members’ pessimism, suggesting that they shouldn’t give up on Mary.... (full context)
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...the Kid?” Jamie asks his father once they’re alone. When his father tells him that Edmund does indeed have consumption, Jamie is distraught, realizing that his brother will have to go... (full context)
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After their conversation about the sanatorium, Jamie and James decide that Jamie ought to accompany Edmund to Hardy’s, though James warns him against using the outing as an excuse to go... (full context)
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...him, saying she doesn’t want to be alone. She then says she’s glad Jamie’s accompanying Edmund to Hardy’s, though she knows he’ll be drunk when he returns—which, she points out, James... (full context)
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“I was so healthy before Edmund was born,” Mary continues. “You remember, James. There wasn’t a nerve in my body. Even... (full context)
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Just then, Edmund enters and tells his parents he’s about to leave for Doctor Hardy’s, mentioning that he... (full context)
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Edmund tries to level with Mary, reminding her that she’s “only just started” again, and saying,... (full context)
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Before Edmund leaves, Mary tells him not to give any of the money James lent him to... (full context)
Act Three
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...she decides she must go upstairs and take more morphine, but she hears James and Edmund returning before she can slip away. (full context)
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As Edmund and James enter, Mary gives them a warm welcome, urging her husband to have some... (full context)
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Ignoring James and Edmund, Mary talks about how Jamie has grown up to “disgrace” the family. At the same... (full context)
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...to leave her in hotel rooms all by herself while he was out drinking, and Edmund explodes, saying, “Christ! No wonder—!” (full context)
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When James is gone, Mary tells Edmund about his past, saying he’s stingy because of the way he was raised. “His father... (full context)
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Ignoring his mother’s sensitivity, Edmund says, “What I’ve got is serious, Mama. Doc Hardy knows for sure now.” Just as... (full context)
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Speaking honestly with Mary, Edmund informs her that people do die of what he has. He even begins to reference... (full context)
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...more morphine, James returns with a new bottle of whiskey, and she tells him that Edmund most likely left to go find Jamie uptown. Then, breaking down, she says, “Oh, James,... (full context)
Act Four
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...his side, and it’s obvious by his slow movements that he’s quite drunk. Before long, Edmund enters, stumbling into something in the hall, which is dark because James is constantly turning... (full context)
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...the end of the road, and it might as well be sooner as later!” Laughing, Edmund says, “You’re a wonder, Papa.” James then asks where Jamie is, but Edmund doesn’t know... (full context)
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Edmund tells James that he stopped at the Inn on his way back, and when his... (full context)
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When he senses his father regarding him with a worried look, Edmund says, “Don’t look at me as if I’d gone nutty. I’m talking sense. Who wants... (full context)
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Drunkenly, Edmund continues to recite poetry, calling up a poem about a man sleeping with an overweight... (full context)
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Edmund says that the hardest thing to witness regarding Mary’s addiction is “the blank wall she... (full context)
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...part of the reason Mary relapsed has to do with how worried she is about Edmund, but Edmund rejects this idea, saying that James is the person to blame because he... (full context)
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Truly hurt, James pleads with Edmund to stop repeating his mother’s “crazy accusations.” Then, turning angry, he says, “If you insist... (full context)
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James tells Edmund about his own upbringing, saying that he had to take over as the prominent bread-winner... (full context)
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...made him famous ultimately “ruined” him “with its promise of an easy fortune.” He tells Edmund a story about his glory days, when he played Othello alongside a famous actor who... (full context)
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...says that the lights he turned on are hurting his eyes, and so he asks Edmund if he minds if he turns them out. Once again, Edmund stifles his laughter and... (full context)
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Edmund and James hear Mary moving around again upstairs, and Edmund says, “Yes, she moves above... (full context)
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Edmund continues his monologue about the wonders of traveling the world on his own, saying, “And... (full context)
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Thinking for a moment, Edmund adds, “It was a great mistake, my being born a man. I would have been... (full context)
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Edmund and his father hear Jamie stumbling onto the porch. Wanting to avoid unnecessary arguments, James... (full context)
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...do anything for you.” Before long, though, he drunkenly says that he wants to “warn” Edmund about himself. “Mama and Papa are right,” he says. “I’ve been a rotten bad influence.... (full context)
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...preoccupied to notice.” “The Mad Scene,” Jamie says in a scathing tone. “Enter Ophelia!” Both Edmund and James whirl to face him—horrified—and Edmund slaps him across the face. “All right, Kid,”... (full context)
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Unable to watch this display any longer, Edmund grabs Mary’s arm, turns her around, and yells, “Mama! It isn’t a summer cold! I’ve... (full context)
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...sends the bottle back. Jamie then pours himself a glass and shoves the bottle to Edmund, who also pours a glass. When James raises his glass for a toast, his two... (full context)
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...a time.” As Mary stares out into “a sad dream,” James “stirs in his chair,” Edmund and Jamie sit still, and the curtain closes. (full context)