Analytical Study of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour: Counterintuitive Conspiracy

  • Prof. Dr. Hamid Hammad Abed University of Anbar/ College of Education for Women

Abstract

Despite writing only twelve plays, Lillian Hellman is a principal voice in the American theatre. She is a famous American playwright who has outlined her position  in the male dominated society. In her plays, Hellman employs a profound and rational view that binds husband and wife, brother and sister, mother and child, teacher and pupil. Having a sharp insight, enables her to create strong female characters during a time when the American theatre tended to concentrate only on males. Hellman has formulated  her dramas cautiously, tackling social matters that reflect her aptitude to present characters who are able to improve themselves through the development of the action. Probing the actual motivations of the counterintuitive conspiracy plotted by school pupil against her teacher, is the aim of this study.

Published
Apr 30, 2022
How to Cite
ABED, Prof. Dr. Hamid Hammad. Analytical Study of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour: Counterintuitive Conspiracy. Journal of Language Studies, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 70-78, apr. 2022. ISSN 2616-6224. Available at: <http://jls.tu.edu.iq/index.php/lang/article/view/423>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/lang.v5i2.423.