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Plots from Greek Tragedy in Twentieth Century Drama

Plots from Greek Tragedy in Twentieth Century Drama

Date: August 1937
Creator: Talley, Eva Joy
Description: In so far as I have been able to determine, nothing by way of general criticism or comment has previously been written on the subject of Greek plots in twentieth century tragedy, although individual writers have themselves admitted a certain indebtedness to their sources, and comments regarding the specific plays which I have cited, of course, mention a Greek origin. As regards the whole field of contemporary drama, however, I believe that no treaties earlier than this one has discussed the prevalence of Greek plots among twentieth century dramas.
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American Background in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"

American Background in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"

Date: 1940
Creator: Doty, Fern Marie
Description: The background for "The Song of Hiawatha" is explicitly American, for Longfellow has preserved many legends, traditions, and customs of the aborigines with fidelity. As a whole, "The Song of Hiawatha" is a successful delineation of the aborigines of North America. Longfellow preserved the most interesting legends and supplemented them with accounts of Indian life.
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The Authorship of 1 Henry VI Considered in Relation to the Sources of the Play

The Authorship of 1 Henry VI Considered in Relation to the Sources of the Play

Date: 1940
Creator: Brashears, Evelyn McFatridge
Description: Through an investigation of the problem of the authorship of 1 Henry VI, the author endeavors to present some new evidence concerning the play's authorship. The problem is examined from the standpoint of the relationship between authorship and sources.
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Edgar Allan Poe in Relation to his Times

Edgar Allan Poe in Relation to his Times

Date: 1940
Creator: Young, Sallie Sue McCarty
Description: This study is based upon the prose works of Poe and covers the topis of politics and social reforms, contemporary attitudes toward death, customs, science and pseudo-science, and contemporary literature. The thesis attempts to prove that Poe's works show manifest evidences of his being a product of his times.
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English Utopias

English Utopias

Date: 1940
Creator: Smith, Stella Parker
Description: This thesis discusses Utopian thought and compares the Utopias of Plato, Sir Thomas More, Sir Francis Bacon, and Jonathan Swift in the areas of government, education, and social problems.
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Henry David Thoreau: a Study of Character

Henry David Thoreau: a Study of Character

Date: 1940
Creator: Parsons, Sabra
Description: This thesis looks at the characteristics of Henry David Thoreau through his writings rather than through what other critics have written.
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Macaulay and Carlyle, a Study in Victorian Contrasts

Macaulay and Carlyle, a Study in Victorian Contrasts

Date: 1940
Creator: Flesher, Lyla
Description: Discusses the contrasts apparent in the Victorian era British writers Carlyle and Macaulay with reference to history, biography, and literary criticism.
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A Study of the Social Background of the Characters in O. Henry's New York Short Stories

A Study of the Social Background of the Characters in O. Henry's New York Short Stories

Date: 1940
Creator: Connally, Lucy Belle
Description: The problem of this research is to determine whether or not O. Henry pictured the existing social conditions of the period in his New York stories and whether his characters are representative of people who actually lived at that time.
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Satire on American Life as Portrayed in the Novels of Sinclair Lewis

Satire on American Life as Portrayed in the Novels of Sinclair Lewis

Date: August 1940
Creator: Norman, Helen Marjorie
Description: Since 1920, Lewis has written only novels in which he has ridiculed the leading phases of American life. He has given an exact picture; he has left no faults uncovered. He loves America and he hates to see her in a state of degeneration. He has tried to appeal to the human side of his public in order to open the eyes of America to her own defects. He has been cynical, satirical, and humorous in his attempt to picture America as she really is. I have chosen the novels that Lewis has written since the year 1920 to show that he has satirized America in her various phases of life. I have not explored the fields of poetry and drama nor the earlier novels; for beginning with Main Street in 1920 and ending with the Prodigal Parents in 1938, Lewis has depicted the faults of a nation struggling for peace and security in a world of materialistic ideals.
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Dramatic Experiment in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Dramatic Experiment in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Date: 1941
Creator: Bell, Cyrene
Description: This survey of Eugene O'Neill's works attempts to establish that fact that he used a number of dramatic experiments in his plays and that he used them successfully.
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Emerson's Ideal of Education

Emerson's Ideal of Education

Date: 1941
Creator: Hildebrand, Oneita
Description: This paper discusses what Ralph Waldo Emerson believes to be the aim of education and how he thinks the aim is to be reached.
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An Evaluation of the Literary Sources of Gulliver's Travels

An Evaluation of the Literary Sources of Gulliver's Travels

Date: 1941
Creator: Jones, Guy W.
Description: This study examines and also evaluates the literary sources of Gulliver's Travels.
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The Philosophy of Henry Fielding as Expressed in his Novel, Tom Jones

The Philosophy of Henry Fielding as Expressed in his Novel, Tom Jones

Date: 1941
Creator: Hays, May
Description: This thesis examines the philosophy of Henry Fielding as expressed in his novel, Tom Jones as it relates to the prevailing philosophical thought of eighteenth-century England.
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Robert Frost: Poet of New England

Robert Frost: Poet of New England

Date: 1941
Creator: Wells, Imogene
Description: I have endeavored to show that the "gray outlook" that some of the critics have complained about in Frost's poems was well offset early in his career by a sly and subtle humor that rarely failed the poet, and by the sheer beauty of the New England background.
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Social Problems Found in Edith Wharton's Novels

Social Problems Found in Edith Wharton's Novels

Date: 1941
Creator: Carter, Marion Eloise
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to discover the extent of Edith Wharton's use of social problems in her novels.
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Spenser's Use of Classical Mythology in The Faerie Queene

Spenser's Use of Classical Mythology in The Faerie Queene

Date: 1941
Creator: Etheridge, Margaret
Description: This thesis endeavors to show how Edmund Spenser used classical mythology, and his variations from it, in his work The Faerie Queene.
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The Technique of Effect: a Study of Poe's Narrative Method

The Technique of Effect: a Study of Poe's Narrative Method

Date: 1941
Creator: Rasco, Edna Earle
Description: It is the purpose of this paper to try to show the various methods used by Poe for securing a single unified effect in each of his stories. To facilitate the work, I shall divide his short stories into four groups: stories of effect, stories or ratiocination, stories of pseudo-science, and stories of satire and humor. It is inevitable that the chapters overlap in many instances because some methods are used in more than one type of story. Often a story may be placed in more than one group, since the divisions are so broad. Notwithstanding these difficulties, it is possible to find many methods used by Poe to develop the narrative style, so peculiarly his own, by which he seldom failed to produce a compelling story.
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Thomas Wolfe and Walt Whitman

Thomas Wolfe and Walt Whitman

Date: 1941
Creator: Shuford, Catherine Brooks
Description: This study compares and contrasts the work of Thomas Wolfe and Walt Whitman.
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A Study of the Treatment of Time in the Plays of Lyly, Marlowe, Greene, and Peele

A Study of the Treatment of Time in the Plays of Lyly, Marlowe, Greene, and Peele

Date: June 1941
Creator: Fussell, Mildred
Description: Because Shakespeare borrowed so many ideas and devices from other writers, we wonder whether he also borrowed the trick of double time from some of his predecessors; therefore one of the purposes of this study is to discover whether or not this device was original with Shakespeare. In this study I have considered the works of John Lyly, Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, and George Peele because these four seem to have influenced Shakespeare more than did any of the other of his immediate predecessors. To discover what influence, if any, these men had upon Shakespeare ts treatment of time is not, however, the only purpose of this study; for I am also interested in the characteristics of the works of these men for their own values, independent of any influence which they may have had on the works of Shakespeare.
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An Analysis of Six Representative Women Characters in Edith Wharton's Novels

An Analysis of Six Representative Women Characters in Edith Wharton's Novels

Date: 1942
Creator: Wheeler, Ferrel
Description: For this study, an analysis will be made of six of Edith Wharton's heroines: Lily Bart, the luxury-loving, aristocratic heroine of The House of Mirth, who was destroyed by her own class; Ellen Olenska, who neither lost nor sought an established place in New York society, since it belonged to her, and she stayed there by the sacrifice of instinct and happiness; Anna Leath, a typical product of puritan New York, who suffered from having learned so thoroughly the rules of her generation; Halo Tarrant, who took love into her own hands and defied society but felt the strength of the social convention which shuts out the woman who does not play the game according to the rules; Undine Spragg, the social adventurer, who represents ambition, which Mrs. Wharton had come to recognize as the dominant characteristic of the new woman of America; and Sophy Viner, an American girl who, yielding to temptation, is plunged into insecurity because she comes into contact with Anna Leath and the rules of her world.
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The Influence of the Frontier on Mark Twain

The Influence of the Frontier on Mark Twain

Date: 1942
Creator: Freeman, Stella Mae
Description: There are critics who believe that the real Mark Twain was born in the East, while others say that the frontier made him. I have considered evidence on both sides and have definitely concluded that Mark Twain was and is a product of the frontier.
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Lowell's Opinion of His Contemporaries

Lowell's Opinion of His Contemporaries

Date: 1942
Creator: Terrell, Betty Smith
Description: This thesis examines the criticisms written by James Russell Lowell about his contemporaries. In addition, the author tries to record the reasons behind Lowell's opinions, when those reasons can be ascertained.
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The Motivation of Characters in Othello, King Lear and Macbeth

The Motivation of Characters in Othello, King Lear and Macbeth

Date: 1942
Creator: Smith, Roger Mae
Description: By examining the critical comment of some of the best known critics, who fall roughly into two groups, the philosophical or psychological on the one hand, and the realistic on the other, I have endeavored to gather the ideas they have advanced in regard to the motives of them main characters from three of Shakespeare's tragedies--Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. It is evident that the discussion of motives has not been the main consideration of any one of them, though the problem has naturally arisen in the analyses of characters and explanations of plot and dramatic art. Consequently it will be my purpose to study these plays from the standpoint of the motivation of the characters, having in mind two objects: the determination of which motives Shakespeare took from the sources of the plays and which ones he himself attributed to the characters, and the determination of which group of critics, the psychological or the realistic, is more nearly correct in their contentions in regard to the motivation of characters in Shakespeare's plays.
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Poe's Use of Landscape

Poe's Use of Landscape

Date: 1942
Creator: Martin, Princess
Description: The author proposes to determine, through a study of the poems, tales, and criticism, the purposes and methods guiding Poe's violation of the conventional use of nature as a mere descriptive element.
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