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  Partner: UNT Libraries
 Department: Department of English
 Decade: 1940-1949
American Background in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83348/
The American in the Novels of Henry James
For the purpose of analyzing James' interpretation of the American character, it is first necessary to study his individual Americans. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83614/
An Analysis of Six Representative Women Characters in Edith Wharton's Novels
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75446/
Anglo-Saxon Charms
The charms are among the oldest extant specimens of English prose and verse, and in their first form were undoubtedly of heathen origin. In the form in which they have been handed down they are much overlaid with Christian lore, but it is not difficult to recognize the primitive mythological strata. The charms have points of contact with medieval Latin literature, both in form and spirit; and yet they afford us glimpses of the Germanic past, and pictures of the everyday life of the Anglo-Saxons, not found in other Old English poetry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83576/
Aspects of Reform in Certain Novels of Charles Dickens
A study of aspects of reform in certain novels of Charles Dickens. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75401/
The Authorship of 1 Henry VI Considered in Relation to the Sources of the Play
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75590/
Byron as Revealed in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
The purpose of this thesis is to show the extent to which Byron revealed himself as the hero of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the extent to which that hero was an original creation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75384/
Charles Dickens's Conceptions of America as a Result of His Two Visits
This is a study of Charles Dickens's conceptions of America as a result of his trips to America from January to July, 1842, and from November, 1867 to April, 1868. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96857/
A Comparative Study of Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding
This thesis presents a biographical and literary study of Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding. It also looks at the romanticism and realism of Richardson, the realism of Fielding, and the differences between Richardson and Fielding. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75324/
The Conflict between Individualism and Socialism in the Life and Novels of Jack London
The fact that Jack London's novels seem to fall into two classes--those which he wrote for money and those which he wrote to deliver a social message--has led to this study of his life and novels. It is the aim of this thesis to show that his life was one of conflict between individualism and socialism and that this conflict is reflected to a varying degree in his novels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83394/
A Consideration of Some Linguistic Phenomena in Othello and King Lear
This study was undertaken with the idea of determining to some extent the contribution of Shakespeare's linguistic peculiarities to his effectiveness. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75372/
A Critical Study of The Cenci
Consciously or unconsciously an author's literary work reflects his experiences and his reaction to these experiences. Because the personal history of the author is inseparable from his works, a study of The Cenci would be incomplete without a review of the background of Shelley's life, some of the philosophies which interested him, and the political and social movements with which he concerned himself. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83571/
The Development of the Heroine in the American Novel from 1850 to 1900
There are many heroines in American fiction, and in this thesis I have tried to show the development of the characterization of women in the American novel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83409/
Dramatic Experiment in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75286/
The Early Criticisms of Shelley in England and America
It is the principal purpose of this study of the early criticisms of Shelley to contrast the opinions of him in England and America and to find reasons for the widely divergent attitudes of the reviewers in the two countries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83583/
Edgar Allan Poe in Relation to his Times
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70285/
Emersonian Ideas in Whitman's Early Writings
This thesis will be an attempt to gather together the important ideas set forth in Whitman's early writing which are to be found also in Emerson's lectures, essays, and poems written before 1855. It will attempt to show what Whitman might have gained from Emerson if he had had no other source, and if a creative intellect had not the power of originating its own ideas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83422/
Emerson's Ideal of Education
This paper discusses what Ralph Waldo Emerson believes to be the aim of education and how he thinks the aim is to be reached. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70312/
Emerson's Representative Men: a Study of Emerson's Six Representative Types
The purpose of this thesis is to relate the six personalities dealt with by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his Representative Men to such proportions of the essayist's ideas as may be applied to these six representative types, to the end of arriving at an understanding of Emerson's aim in writing about these six men and about great men in general. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83364/
Emily Dickinson and Nature
The purpose of this thesis is to show upon what aspects of nature Emily Dickinson's poems touch, to what extent and in what manner she uses nature terms in expressing her philosophy of life, what ideas she expresses through these terms, and finally what her own philosophy of nature is. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70356/
English Utopias
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70269/
An Evaluation of the Literary Sources of Gulliver's Travels
This study examines and also evaluates the literary sources of Gulliver's Travels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75270/
George Eliot's Life and Philosophy as Reflected in Certain Characters of her Four Early Novels
The discussion in this thesis is designed to show reflections of George Eliot's life and philosophy in her four early novels: Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, and Romola. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70350/
George Washington Cable as a Critic of the South
This thesis examines the work of writer George Washington Cable as it relates to the South. The focus is on the way Cable portrayed three types of people: the Southerner, the Creole, and the Negro. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83539/
Hawthorne's Use of the Supernatural in Three Romances
This thesis is a study of three of Hawthorne's long romances, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, and The Marble Faun, with particular attention to his use of phenomena having the appearance of the supernatural as a means of exemplifying the theme of his romances. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96859/
Henry David Thoreau: a Study of Character
This thesis looks at the characteristics of Henry David Thoreau through his writings rather than through what other critics have written. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83349/
Henry David Thoreau as a Social Critic
A study of Henry David Thoreau's opinions on religion, economics, politics, government, and major political issues of his time. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75399/
How Shakespeare Used His Sources in Richard II
The subject of this investigation is how Shakespeare used his sources in Richard II. The sources to be investigated are Edward Hall's History of England, Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Ireland and Scotland; The Civil Wars between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York, by Samuel Daniel; and The First Part of the Reign of King Richard the Second: Or Thomas of Woodstock, an anonymous manuscript play. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96856/
The Influence of Dorothy Wordsworth on the Poetry of William Wordsworth
The purpose of this thesis is to show, through a study of the letters and a comparison of the journals and poems, the extent of the influence of Dorothy Wordsworth on the poetry of William Wordsworth and to bring together for the first time evidence of her influence. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83623/
The Influence of Negro Slavery on Emerson's Concept of Freedom
A study of the influence of Negro slavery on Emerson's concept of freedom. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53459/
The Influence of the Frontier on Mark Twain
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70339/
The Intellectual Development of Shelley as Reflected in Queen Mab, The Revolt of Islam, and Prometheus Unbound
This study of Shelley's intellectual development as it is reflected in these philosophical poems is offered in the hope that knowledge of Shelley's idealism may inspire faith in the beauty which life can possess and trust in the high ideals which alone can create such beauty. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75368/
Lowell's Opinion of His Contemporaries
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70326/
Macaulay and Carlyle, a Study in Victorian Contrasts
Discusses the contrasts apparent in the Victorian era British writers Carlyle and Macaulay with reference to history, biography, and literary criticism. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70260/
Madness in Elizabethan Drama
Insanity, which has long been a favorite theme of Elizabethan drama, summoned the dramatist's imagination to wonderful creations -- creations that were fantastic and grotesque, but unforgettable. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83635/
Mark Twain as a Social Critic
The author attempts to show in this thesis that Mark Twain was a serious observer and critic of life. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75386/
Mary Austin's Contribution to the Culture of the Southwest
An examination of Mary Austin's works and how she contributed to the culture of the Southwest. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75529/
The Maturing Emotion of George Eliot
This study has been made in an attempt to illustrate how the genius that was George Eliot developed, how a magnificent intellect was driven first to achievement by emotional frustration and then was coupled with emotional maturity in person, developing emotional maturity in the creative artist and producing at last the supreme and delicate balance of intellectual and emotional maturity in the philosopher who found her medium in creative art. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75470/
The Moral Philosophy of James Boswell
It is the purpose of the author to outline briefly some of the intellectual ideas relating to the nature of man, his conception of religion, his social manners and customs, and to reveal, through the "Hypochondriack" essays, that James Boswell was a peculiarly eighteenth-century figure in certain aspects of his moral philosophy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83431/
The Moral Philosophy of Samuel Johnson
The purpose of the author is to give a resume of Johnson's England and by examining The Rambler and Boswell's Life of Johnson, to determine what the Doctor thought concerning the prevailing conditions, social practices, and ideas of his time. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83584/
The Motivation of Characters in Othello, King Lear and Macbeth
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75359/
The Murder Theme in Elizabethan and Stuart Domestic Drama
In this thesis an attempt will be made to trace briefly the development of the domestic tragedy of blood on the English stage to the end of the first decade of the seventeenth century. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83581/
Nature in William Cullen Bryant's Poetry
The purpose has been to discover from the study of Bryant's life and poetry the extent to which his work was influenced by nature and how he interpreted it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75508/
Periodic Interpretations of Milton's Paradise Lost
The object of this study will be to call attention to the gradually developing interest in the poem and the varying interpretations of it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75374/
The Philosophy of Henry Fielding as Expressed in his Novel, Tom Jones
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70292/
Poe's Use of Landscape
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53360/
Religion in the Poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson
This thesis examines the work of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and the treatment of religion in his works during the increasingly scientific Victorian Era. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75547/
The Religion of Dr. Samuel Johnson
Johnson was a rationalist in everything except religion, which, to him, was an adherence to the established Church with its traditional forms. His efforts to maintain his orthodox views in the midst of the controversial beliefs of his age will be the subject of subsequent chapters in this study. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83570/
Robert Frost: Poet of New England
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75339/
Robert Southey as a Narrative Poet : A Study of His Five Long Poems
This study of Southey as a narrative poet will be based on an analysis of the five long poems, sometimes called epics, on which the poet laid his claim to fame in the field of narration. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53385/
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