The Hairy Ape


Eugene O’Neill

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Rodin’s “The Thinker”

Throughout The Hairy Ape, O’Neill references Rodin’s “The Thinker” in his stage notes as a way of representing Yank’s internal struggle to understand the nature of his own unhappiness. “The Thinker” is a…

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Mildred’s White Dress

When Mildred visits the stokehole, she wears a white dress that symbolizes her extreme privilege. Despite the fact that the engineers urge her to wear something else, she insists that she has “plenty of white…

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