Author World View (cont.)

Lillian Hellman in her smash Broadway hit exposes, as Edward Albee in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? the facileness and ineptitude of marriage that is not centered on Christ and the Word of God. Again, Hellman borrows biblical characters–the main female character is a Jezebel double–to explore biblical themes–filial betrayal. However, Hellman, like so many of her literary peers, let’s the horse out of the barn but she can’t ride it because one cannot really ameliorate a sacred institution like marriage without the Bible.

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