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 Department: Department of Foreign Languages
 Language: English
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
Adelardo Lopez De Ayala's Position in the Drama of the Nineteenth Century
This thesis discusses Adelardo Lopez De Ayala's position in the drama of the nineteenth century. Topics covered include: Literary movements in Spain in the nineteenth century, Lopez De Ayala's treatment of plot, the moral element in Lopez De Ayala's plays and character delineation in Lopez De Ayala's plays. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130225/
After the Storm: an Adaptation of Sobre las Ruinas, by Roberto J. Payró
The present thesis is an experiment in adaptation of one of Roberto Payró's plays for staging in English. Sobre las Ruinas was chosen both because it is one of the best known of his works and because no previous translation is known to exist. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130539/
Alienation in the Tragedies of Corneille
The type of alienation discussed in this thesis is not related to the famous Verfrenidungseffekt attempted by Brecht, where the audiences are prevented from identifying with the characters of the drama in the hope that the public will reflect on the ideas presented more rationally and objectively. "Alienation" in this thesis is a psychological force which acts divisively between the characters in the drama and thus contributes to the development of a tragic situation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131302/
The Antihero in the Novels of Juan Antonio de Zunzunegui
Although some of Zunzunegui's works are not so moralistic in intent as others, it will be seen that each one of them criticizes a particular bad trait in the protagonist which leads to unhappiness or defeat, either for the character himself or for someone close to him. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130934/
Carlos Muñiz and Social Drama
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of determining the merit of the works of the contemporary Spanish playwright Carlos Muñiz in the area of social drama. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131593/
Characterization and Principal Themes in the Novels of Gustavo A. Martinez Zuviria (pseud. Hugo West)
This thesis examines the themes in the work of Argentine novelist Gustavo Adolfo Martínez Zuviría, who wrote under the pseudonym of Hugo West. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53705/
Characterization in Ramón Pérez de Ayala's novels
This thesis discusses characterization in Ramón Pérez de Ayala's novels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130443/
Characterization in Valle-Inclan's Novels
This thesis covers a biography and principal influence of Valle-Inclan, the Sonata novels, Carlist war novels, the Comedias Barbaras, and Flor de Santidad and Tirano Baderas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97086/
Characterizations and Themes in the Novels of Elena Quiroga
This thesis explores the characterizations and themes in the novels of Elena Quiroga. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130711/
A Comparison of Selected Criticisms from the Lettres Persanes and the Cartas Marruecas
Through a direct comparison of representative extracts from the Lettres and the Cartas, this thesis proposes to demonstrate each author's portrayal of contemporary political, religious, social, and literary conditions in his own country. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108058/
Conflict Between Ciudad and Campo in the Fiction of Benito Lynch
Benito Lynch was born on July 25, 1885, in Buenos Aires. His father was Irish, and his mother was a Uruguayan of French descent. When Benito was two years old, his parents left the city for the estancia "El Deseado" in the La Plata region. There he came to identify closely with the area which later was to provide the setting for his rural novels. At the age of ten, Benito moved to La Plata, where his father became a legislator and community leader. In the city young Lynch experienced difficulty in accepting the disciplines of study. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663538/
Dehumanization in the Theater of Valle-Inclán and Muñiz
This study proposes to establish an intrinsic relationship between Valle-Inclán and Muñiz based on the theme of dehumanization in their theater. It examines (1) the stylistic techniques which each playwright uses to depersonalize his characters, (2) the manner in which these characters dehumanize each other, (3) the role of society as the agent of dehumanization, and finally, due to each author's preoccupation with one social convention in particular (4) the devastating effects on men of the vestiges of an outmoded code of honor. The principal works used for the study are Valle-Inclán's Martes de carnaval, Luces de Bohemia, and Divinas palabras, and El tintero, Un solo de saxofón, Las viejas difíciles, and El grillo by Carlos Muñiz. Such an analysis proposes to reveal a profound literary affinity between these two writers, a bond which unites Valle-Inclán and Muñiz in a common protest against the dehumanization of mankind. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504024/
The Development of the Philosophy of Benito Pérez Galdós as Revealed by his Contemporary Novels.
This thesis is a study of the development of the philosophy of Benito Pérez Galdós as revealed by his contemporary novels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107953/
Dialogue in the Alarconian Theatre
In this study my aim has been to trace the development of the art in dialogue of Juan Ruis de Alarcón y Mendoza. In a survey of the Alarconian theatre I have attempted to attain an insight into the technique of his dramatic speech and to indicate the sources of potent influence exerted on the dramaturgic skill of this author. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83678/
Diccionario Ilustrado para Niños
The author has developed a dictionary in Spanish for elementary school classroom use. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83375/
Elements of Tremendismo in the works of Carmen Laforet
The purpose of this thesis is to review and to analyze the part that tremendismo has played in the fiction of Carmen Laforet. To this end, each of her published volumes will be studied individually so that her relationship to tremendismo may be clearly seen in each of its various stages. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108262/
An Evaluation of the Third and Fourth Series of Pérez Galdós' Episodios Nacionales
The purpose of this thesis is to make a study of the third and fourth series of the Episodios nacionales. The study will deal with the plot structure, the characterization, and the historicity of the twenty novels which make up the two series. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97072/
Les Femmes Dans les Romans Principaux de Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz: Role et Presentation
The thesis states that women characters in the works of Ramuz have much more depth, life and variety than first meets the eye. In order to demonstrate this, it was decided to show women characters, main, secondary and in groups, and to look at their presentation in the novels recognized generally as the most important. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131453/
France and the United States: Borrowed and Shared National Symbols
This thesis analyzes and demonstrates the similarities and differences between some of the national symbols of France and the United States. This includes the shared and borrowed aspects of each one and the ways in which each culture is reflected through, and built around them. The flags, national anthems, and several national icons such as France's Marianne and Uncle Sam are discussed. This analysis deals with the historical contexts and cultural meanings of the symbols, showing the changes each has undertaken in form and in national and international importance. Through the study of national symbols, this thesis reveals the similarities along with the differences between the two nations, which are often perceived as being highly dissimilar and even opposing in belief systems, cultures, and histories. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67971/
Francisco Garcia Pavon: Creator of the Literary Detective Story in Spain
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of determining how Francisco Garcia Pavon's concept the detective novel evolved throughout the period during which he cultivated that literary form. To trace this evolution Garcia Pavon's detective novels and novelettes are studied in chronological order of publication, each work being given a chapter of its own. The character development is analyzed and the style is given consideration in the study. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131447/
French References in the Teatro Critico of Padre Feijoo
This thesis is a study of Benito Jeronimo Feijoo y Montenegro's Teatro Critico Universal and includes a look at the major, minor, lesser, and miscellaneous French references in this work. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131230/
From Theory to Practice: an Analytical Study of Sartre's Fiction
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the major aspects of the theoretical structure of Sartrian existentialism and to examine the portrayal of these in Sartre's fiction. The theoretical investigation is based largely on Sartre's "L'Être et le néant" and "L'Existentialisme est u humanisme." The fictional works are "La Nausée," the trilogy "Les Chemins de la liberté," and "Le Mur." The study is prefaced by an examination of the term existentialism and a brief historical comparison of essentialist and existentialist philosophy. The aspects of Sartrian existentialism discussed are: the question of the existence of God and its importance to Sartre's philosophy; the premise of existence preceding essence; the fact of contingency on absurdity and its attendant nausea; the doctrines of freedom and responsibility; the dilemma of choice, anguish, and commitment; and the themes of authenticity, transcendence, and death. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663467/
The Humor of Alejandro Casona
Alejandro Casona is a major playwright in the Spanish language today. He is known chiefly for his fantasy and humor. The intent of this paper is to show that his humor is a device for obtaining the attention of those whom he would teach. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130522/
Ideas Sociales en los Dramas de Benito Pérez Galdós
This paper is a study of the social ideas in the dramas of Benito Pérez Galdós. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107831/
The Immigrant's Daugher: an Adaptation of La Gringa, by Florencio Sánchez
This thesis is an experiment in adapting a Florencio Sánchez play for staging in English. La Gringa was chosen because it is the best known of Sánchez' works, and because, to this writer's knowledge, no translation of this play is available. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108220/
An Inquiry into Possible Plagiarism in Blasco Ibáñez's La Horda
The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether Blasco Ibáñez in his novel La Horda used Pío Baroja's Material which was published in La Lucha por la Vida. Baroja claimed that he did. Therefore, this paper compares the two novels to discover similarities in their settings, their plots, and their characters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130471/
El Lirismo Indigena en las Novelas de Jose Maria Arguedas
The purpose of this thesis is to show that an indigenous, emotional, and poetic lyricism is found in the novels of Jose Maria Arguedas, which distinguishes and separates Arguedas from the Hispanic indigenous classical writers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164040/
Mariano Azuela, Novelist of the Mexican Revolution
This thesis discusses the life and works of the Mexican novelist Mariano Azuela, who lived and wrote during the time of the Mexican Revolution. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53410/
Material for Conversation in Spanish at the High School Level
This thesis consists of material for conversation in Spanish at the high school level. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75373/
Max Aub as a Dramatist
The purpose of this thesis is to make an intensive study of the dramatic works of Max Aub in order to determine his significance as a playwright. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108177/
Mosques in France: The Visible Presence of Islam
Numerous laws are being directed toward subduing the visible presence of Islam throughout France, and in return French Muslims are becoming bolder in the projection of their faith. This thesis examines the presence of Islam in France throughout history and in contemporary French civilization. Specifically, this thesis addresses the issues regarding the visible presence of Islam in France through such institutions as mosques and how they are the key symbols representing the prominence of Islam in France. It looks at what lies in the collective French mind that creates such an influence on today's policies and outlook, as well as identifies the key characters that dominate the current affairs surrounding Islam in France. The thesis reviews the country's past relations with the visible presence of Islam through the controversies surrounding the construction of famous mosques. In addition, this thesis underlines key areas where both the State and the Muslim population must make concessions in order to avoid further conflict. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67957/
The Novels of Marta Brunet
It will be the purpose of this thesis to comment upon the eight novels by Marta Brunet. The novels will be examined in detail, giving special consideration to her emphasis on fatalism and destiny, and will examine critical opinion of her work and draw conclusions as to the author's place in the modern Latin American novel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163953/
Para Determinar un Programa que Mejore la Instrucción del Español Oral en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Chávez de Nuevo México
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La Parcela
This work is a translation of López Portillo y Rojas's novel, La Parcela. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130603/
The Philosophy of "Don Quijote" as Expressed in the Proverbs and Popular Sayings with a Compilation of the Proverbs
This thesis describes the how Miguel de Cervantes used proverbs and popular sayings to help compose his work, Don Quijote. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663707/
The Plays of Miguel Mihura
This thesis will give a brief biography of Miguel Mihura, summarize and discuss his more important plays, comment on the less important ones, and point out recurrent patterns and themes, with the hope that the general public as well as the student of Spanish, may be better informed of the values to be found in the works of this writer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131177/
Plot and Characterization in the First and Second Series of Galdos' Episodios Nacionales
This thesis, then, has evolved out of the need for such study and will deal specifically with the novels of the first two series of the Episodios Nacionales. It will be an attempt to present a preliminary survey of the most important characters, both major and minor, to present a composite picture of the story and plots within the two series of novels, and to indicate the relation of the influences pointed out in the preceding pages. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107945/
The Prose Dramas of Joaquin Dicenta
The purpose of this thesis is to make an intensive survey of the plots, characters, and teachings of Dicenta's prose dramas together with a study of the life and works of Dicenta. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29853/
Prose Writings of José Rubén Romero
This thesis presents a brief biography of the Mexican writer José Rubén Romero and discusses his prose writings, with an emphasis on his novels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130820/
The Religious Aspects of the Novels of Jose Maria Gironella
It will be the purpose of this thesis to comment upon the five novels by Gironella published to date, with special consideration given to the religious aspects which are found in them. Gironella's attitude toward the Catholic Church and its representatives will also be examined, particularly in regard to the role which the Church and its priests played in the Civil War. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130695/
Representative Gaucho Poetry and Fiction of Argentina
This thesis presents a short history and description of the gaucho of Argentina and explores some of the literature that portrays the gaucho way of life. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130919/
The Role and Treatment of Women in the Récits of André Gide
Though Gide's homosexuality is well-documented, the theme of homosexuality plays a relatively minor role as it affects women in the récit. L'Immoraliste and Geneviève are the only ones in which the theme appears. Therefore, the reader will find little discussion of this subject per se in this work. This study will include only the récit, the art form which has come to be associated with Andre Gide. The récits include: L'Immoraliste (1902), La Porte étroite (1909), Isabelle (1911), La Symphonie pastorale (1919), L'Ecole des femmes (1929), Robert (1929), Geneviève (1936), and Thésée (1946). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663024/
Romantic and Realistic Elements in the Theater of Don Manuel Tamayo y Baus
A critical study of the drama of Tamayo y Baus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75679/
Romantic Characteristics in Gutiérrez Nájera's Poetry
This thesis presents a brief background of poetry in Mexico in the nineteenth century, along with a biography of Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera and a study of his three poetic periods: 1876-1886, 1886-1890, 1890-1895. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96956/
Selected Dramas and Novelas of Juan Perez de Montalban
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of analyzing and evaluating selected dramas and novelas of Juan Perez de Montalban. This study concludes that Montalban was not a writer of original works, but his familiarity with and utilization of certain literary devices, stereotyped situations, cliches, and popular themes, along with his notable talent in portraying women and rulers allowed him to produce works which met with great acclaim in his lifetime. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131509/
The Simplistic Nature of Spanish Rural Society as Reflected in Some Child Characters of Miguel Delibes
The major proposition is that the childhood point of view in two Delibes novels--El camino (1950) and Las ratas (1962)--aids the reader's comprehension of the basic values held by rural Spaniards. These values are stressed in both novels, giving the reader an insight into the nature of these simplistic people. Honest, accepting attitudes of the child protagonists aid the reader's understanding of the plight of the villagers.The superiority of the natural way of life is revealed in both novels. Nature became even more important to Delibes as his stature as novelist increased, The later work, therefore, is a social protest against effects of industrial progress on rural Castilians. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663173/
Social and Political Background in the Novels of the Mexican Revolution
This thesis examines the agrarian, ecclesiastical, political, industrial, and educational background of the Mexican Revolution through the eyes of six of Mexico's novelists: Azuela, Lopez y Fuentes, Guzman, Romero, Muñoz, and Campobello. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75597/
Social Criticism in the Plays of Jacinto Benavente
The purpose of this investigation is to determine the extent and nature of criticism in the plays of Jacinto Benavente. Source material included the writings of such prominent critics of Spanish literature as Walter Starkie, Federico de Onis, Richard Chandler, Kessel Schwartz, Emiliano Diez-Echarri, Jose Franquesa, Federico Sainz de Robles, and Valbuena Prat. Twenty plays which best exemplify Benavente's criticism of society were selected from the dramatist's 172. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663504/
Social Ideas in the Dramas of Gregorio Martinez Sierra
This thesis illustrated Gregorio Martinez Sierra's social philosophy: motherhood, marital relationships, relationships between parents and children, and the social even of spain. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29854/
Social Ideas in the Novels of José María de Pereda
Pereda's literary fecundity and his literary achievement attain their peak in his novels; through these novels he attempts to present a clear portrayal of the social aspects of provincial Spain. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75686/
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