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The Personification of Death in Middle English Literature

The Personification of Death in Middle English Literature

Date: May 1970
Creator: Humphries, Judith G.
Description: This study concentrates on the personification of death in Middle English literature and examines some examples of the literature from the period.
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Southern Protestantism in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor

Southern Protestantism in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor

Date: January 1970
Creator: Matchette, William Arthur
Description: The main body of the thesis concerns itself with the beliefs and characteristics of Southern Protestantism as they appear in the fiction of Flannery O'Connor.
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A Study of Byron's Approaches to Reality in Don Juan

A Study of Byron's Approaches to Reality in Don Juan

Date: August 1968
Creator: Sircy, Otice C.
Description: Don Juan was Byron's effort to come to terms with the reality of his own environment, and he demanded the liberty to try to understand life and to present his conclusions without editorial or social oppression. It is an examination of the problem of appearance and reality; as a satire, the poem attacks appearances maintained by hypocrisy by placing them against the background of reality which is apparent to Byron.
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The Role of History in Kenneth Roberts' Novels

The Role of History in Kenneth Roberts' Novels

Date: January 1969
Creator: Harris, F. Janet
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate Kenneth Roberts' transmutation of American history into living literature. This examination will cover the following novels: Arundel (1929), The Lively Lady (1931), Rabble in Arms (1933), Captain Caution (1934), Northwest Passage (1937), Oliver Wiswell (1940), and Lydia Bailey (1947).
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Patterns of Imagery in Henry James' The Ambassadors

Patterns of Imagery in Henry James' The Ambassadors

Date: August 1968
Creator: Wood, Bobbye Nelson
Description: This thesis explores the use of art, domestic, nature, religious and monetary imagery in the novel, The Ambassadors by Henry James.
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Unhappiness in Love and Marriage in the Fiction of Anton Chekhov

Unhappiness in Love and Marriage in the Fiction of Anton Chekhov

Date: August 1968
Creator: Knieff, Nancy Jane Shumate
Description: This paper will examine Chekhov's attitudes toward love and marriage as revealed in his short stories. An attempt will be made to find certain themes which recur frequently and to discover the reasons for their recurrence.
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Primitivism and Progress in the Fiction of George S. Perry and Fred Gipson

Primitivism and Progress in the Fiction of George S. Perry and Fred Gipson

Date: August 1968
Creator: Wilson, James W.
Description: This thesis examines the degree of primitivism in the fiction of George Sessions Perry and Fred Gipson for the purpose of determining their respective attitudes toward the effect of modern technology on rural Central Texas.
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The Concept of Leadership in Modern American War Novels

The Concept of Leadership in Modern American War Novels

Date: August 1968
Creator: Wiggins, Stanley C.
Description: This thesis explores the topic of leadership through the war novels of: Styron and Uris, Jones, Mailer and Shaw, Cozzens, Hersey and Heller and finally, Wouk and Michener.
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Homer's Asymmetrical Gods

Homer's Asymmetrical Gods

Date: August 1968
Creator: Thrash, William H.
Description: The objective of this paper is not to be right about Homer's understanding and use of the gods in some absolute sense, but to enter the spiraling Homeric conversation as a lesser voice--to be right, given the paper's presuppositions and limitations.
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Conflict of the Heath

Conflict of the Heath

Date: August 1968
Creator: Lusk, Donna Jane
Description: The Return of the Native, and, to a lesser degree, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, served as the "darkling plain" upon which Hardy tried to pose and to solve his theories of the universe, its meanings and its duties toward man. The "darkling plain" in Hardy's works is represented by Egdon Heath and the country surrounding this heath.
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The South in Faulkner's Novels: Myth and History

The South in Faulkner's Novels: Myth and History

Date: January 1969
Creator: Lee, Barbara Yates
Description: The purpose of this paper is to view Faulkner's use of history from a different perspective by examining in detail the myths and historical facts with which Faulkner dealt. First, several of the prevailing myths about the Old South and the Civil War will be examined. Second, the actual historical facts will be compared and contrasted with legendary tradition. Third, and most important, several of Faulkner's works will be examined to show how he uses both the myths and historical facts to create his own "legend" of the South. Finally, Faulkner's view of the New South will be examined.
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay

Date: August 1968
Creator: McDonald, Henry Sue
Description: Millay and Dickinson, born more than sixty years apart, were subject to vastly different influences and environments, although their homes were in the same geographic area. Their poetry reflects the difference of their times and their own temperament, but both wrote from a great depth and understanding of feeling and experience about subjects common to all mankind - death, love, anguish, the significance of nature.
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Symbolism in Coleridge's Minor Poetry

Symbolism in Coleridge's Minor Poetry

Date: August 1968
Creator: Madewell, Viola D'Ann
Description: In his minor poems, Coleridge applies symbolic techniques to embellish the poetry and satisfy his spiritual needs. His symbolism allows for a release of pent-up emotions and transmits philosophical ideas in "capsule forms" rather than in historical prose, making them relate to the poetic appeal.
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Language Drift in English : Gender Loss and Semantic Change

Language Drift in English : Gender Loss and Semantic Change

Date: August 1968
Creator: Parker, Mary A.
Description: In parallel passages from Old and Middle English and in noun cognates from Modern English, Old English, and Modern German, the most discernible elements of language drift are gender loss and word meaning change, respectively. They can be observed, discussed, and calculated to show a definite progression toward the development of Modern English.
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The Shadowless Soul : Parallel Ideas of Nietzsche and Swinburne

The Shadowless Soul : Parallel Ideas of Nietzsche and Swinburne

Date: August 1968
Creator: Thomas, Marilyn
Description: The purpose of this paper is to point out the parallels of the ideas of Nietzsche and Swinburne with the objective of exonerating Swinburne's poetry from the charge of "intellectual thinness."
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The Moral Judgments of Jane Austen

The Moral Judgments of Jane Austen

Date: August 1968
Creator: Thornton, Katherine
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to examine the relevance of Jane Austen's moral and social judgments for the twentieth century, in terms of insight into human nature and human relationships and of a realistic and penetrating treatment of the moral and social problems most vital to moiety in the 1960's.
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Cleopatra: A Comparative Critique

Cleopatra: A Comparative Critique

Date: August 1968
Creator: Orcutt, Helen Jewell Smith
Description: Shakespeare's Cleopatra is a character of magnificent aspect, a puzzling paradox of magnetic intensity, an intensified diversity unmatched by any other Cleopatra in literary history. Although she was not his invention, Shakespeare made of her a living woman, believable in spite of her incredulous behavior.
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The Literary Theory of Ayn Rand

The Literary Theory of Ayn Rand

Date: January 1969
Creator: Carpenter, Thomas W.
Description: The author believes that Ayn Rand presents a systematic approach to aesthetics and that her work presents an interesting and significant approach to aesthetic problems. The author will attempt to present Ayn Rand's basic aesthetic concepts that throw light on her literary theory. The author will also present her views on literary schools and of individual authors.
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Phenomenology and Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism

Phenomenology and Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism

Date: August 1968
Creator: Tuck, Ralph Michael
Description: This thesis discusses the principles of phenomenology as well as the critical theory and interrelation with the Anatomy of Criticism.
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Truman Capote : Evil and Innocence

Truman Capote : Evil and Innocence

Date: August 1968
Creator: Clayton, Glenn N.
Description: Capote's themes of the innocent character who is confronted with evil and the evil character - a product of society - who tries to initiate the innocent, are brought together in In Cold Blood.
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Francis Thompson as a Myth-Maker

Francis Thompson as a Myth-Maker

Date: May 1968
Creator: Carter, George F.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to establish that Francis Thompson, the English poet who lived from 1859 until 1907, is a myth-maker. In doing this, it will be necessary to define the term "myth-maker." The theme will then be developed by considering it in relation to the following topics: a brief resume of the events of his life having a direct bearing upon his mythic system, difficulties the student of his work must face, proof that he is a myth-maker of noteworthy significance, a consideration of the nature of his myth, a discussion of his most notable mythic values, and a special look at his mythic development of "The Hound of Heaven."
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Katherine Anne Porter's Fiction : Man in a Falling World

Katherine Anne Porter's Fiction : Man in a Falling World

Date: August 1968
Creator: Ferguson, Susan Margaret
Description: This thesis argues that Katherine Anne Porter's novel, Ship of Fools, "is not a departure from the body of Porter's work which precedes it, but a culmination in theme and technical achievement."
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The Solitary Dissenter : A Study of Emily Dickinson's Concept of God

The Solitary Dissenter : A Study of Emily Dickinson's Concept of God

Date: August 1968
Creator: Elliott, Gary D.
Description: The province of this paper, therefore, is to reveal Emily Dickinson's concept of God which resulted from her personal confinement and subsequent delving as a "solitary dissenter."
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Richard Wilbur's Poetry: a Celebration of Reality

Richard Wilbur's Poetry: a Celebration of Reality

Date: January 1968
Creator: Sage, Robert L.
Description: The celebration of reality in Richard Wilbur's poetry has significant implications for contemporary literature and for contemporary man. In literature, his celebration of reality points to the way out of the mood of despair which has influenced much of literary thought in the twentieth century. For the individual, the celebration of reality encourages man to turn from self to an appreciation for reality which makes life worthwhile. This thesis will discuss the celebration of reality that is present in Wilbur's poetry.
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