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William Faulkner said The only thing worth writing about is the human heart in conflict with itself I agree with this statement because self conflict is the most difficult type of conflict to resolve one has to be hisher own mediator while fighting two battles at the same time Eugene ONeills Long Days Journey into Night gives perfect examples of this through Mary Tyrones conflict with being a morphine adict and a very unhappy wife ONeill uses irony to portray the disharmonic struggles she goes through Mary Tyrone is a mother of two and ironically a morphine addict as well Her main disagreement takes place between her addiction and her desire to be a good mother and role model for her alcoholic sons Jamie and Edmund She is not able to give them the attention they need because of her obsession with morphine Once theyre done they make you do other things until at last everything comes between you and what youd like to be and youve lost your true self forever Mary while talking about the doctors who originally prescribed her with morphine admits that the morphine disables her to do what shes like to such as taking care of her grown up children Instead she aids to her addiction which takes away from being a good mother My father spoiled me He would do anything I asked him He would have sent me to Europe to study after I graduated from the Convent I might have noneif I hadnt fallen in love with Mr Tyrone Or I might have become a nun I had two dreams To be a nun that was the more beautiful one To become a concert pianist that was the other one Mary has so many plans and ambitions but the fact that she married a frugal man who wouldnt pay for a qualified doctor gave way to her morphine addiction She is in denial of
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