Family Disintegration in Albee’s The Sandbox


In most of Albees plays, human relationships, in one form or another, are the final cost paid for a persons emotional detachment from humanity. So, the absence of a human relationship with his family leads to desperation, hidden behind the emotional detachment of the modern man. Therefore, symbolic suicide, murder, and death are the results of these plays. Through Albees The Sandbox, this study strives to cast a matter if style  on the family relationship in order to prove that losing of humanity values and the negative  attitude of younger generation towards the older generation, led to dramatic effects in the American society specifically after the Second World War.

Keywords: Albee, Cruelty., Elderly Care, Frustration, Ingratitude

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