Global Advanced Research Journal of Arts and Humanities (GARJAH)
October 2013 Vol. 2(5), pp. 091-095
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Full Length Research Paper
The Loss of National Identity in Sam Shepard’s The God of Hell
Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon
Sam Shepard has written his play The God of Hell (2004) in order to satirize The War on Terror that has been launched by the United States after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The play shows how the government, represented by Welsh, is trying to force a new national identity on the American citizens. Frank and Emma, an elderly traditional couple who live a peaceful farm life, are destroyed after their national identity is usurped.
Keywords: Sam Shepard, national identity, war, government.