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The Development of the Heroine in the American Novel from 1850 to 1900

The Development of the Heroine in the American Novel from 1850 to 1900

Date: 1948
Creator: Greer, Kathleen C.
Description: 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.
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The Occult as a Dramatic Device in Shakespearean Tragedy

The Occult as a Dramatic Device in Shakespearean Tragedy

Date: August 1967
Creator: Gray, Myrtle Seldon
Description: What this study will demonstrate is that Shakespeare's use of occult manifestations is not as superficial as it is sometimes said to be. On the contrary, it is the contention of this study that, especially in certain of the major tragedies, occult phenomena are integral to the main action, provide the play with essential motivation, and, in fact, are indispensable to a proper resolution.
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Dark Imagery in Women in Love

Dark Imagery in Women in Love

Date: June 1967
Creator: Moore, James Alton
Description: This thesis discusses the characters, themes, and imagery in the novel Women in Love written by D.H. Lawrence.
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Religion in the Works of Nikos Kazantzakis

Religion in the Works of Nikos Kazantzakis

Date: August 1967
Creator: Gebhard, Leila
Description: This thesis is a study of religion in the works of Nikos Kazantzakis.
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Dostoevsky and the Irresistible Idea

Dostoevsky and the Irresistible Idea

Date: January 1968
Creator: Jones, Kenneth R.
Description: The primary goal of this paper is to investigate the phenomenon of a dream, a desire, or an idea transpiring in the thoughts of an individual, growing in importance to the individual, and finally becoming an idée fixe, or irresistible idea, which cannot be suppressed by the individual. The investigation will be concerned with the two of Dostoevsky's heroes who best exemplify the phenomenon.
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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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Anti-Intellectualism in the Works of John Steinbeck

Anti-Intellectualism in the Works of John Steinbeck

Date: August 1968
Creator: Dodge, Tommy R.
Description: There is evidence in Steinbeck's works of anti-intellectualism which is expressed by a somewhat maudlin handling of human emotions,and by a doggedly persistent attack on various intellectual types. This attitude is further revealed in Steinbeck's personal life by his abstention from any literary coteries or universities and his adamant refusal to discuss his life and works or offer his considerable talent to any institution of higher learning.
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Fact, Interpretation, and Theme in the Historical Novels of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

Fact, Interpretation, and Theme in the Historical Novels of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

Date: May 1968
Creator: Stephan, Peter M.
Description: One can compare Guthrie's fiction with a sampling of the primary source material, to determine in general his degree of historical accuracy. Then one can compare Guthrie's interpretation with the interpretations of some widely read historiographers, to determine points of agreement or divergence. Finally, Guthrie's interpretation of history can be studied in relation to the themes he develops in his fiction.
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Representations of the Mother-Son Relations in the Major Novels of Samuel Clemens

Representations of the Mother-Son Relations in the Major Novels of Samuel Clemens

Date: June 1968
Creator: Rogers, Janie
Description: This thesis examines the relationship between Samuel Clemens and his mother, Jane Lampton Clemens. It is apparent that Samuel was strongly influenced by his mother in his personality, appearance, and beliefs; but of greater importance is the influence she exerted on the literary creations of Mark Twain.
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The Racial Attitudes of the White Person Toward the Black Person as Represented in Selected Works of James Baldwin

The Racial Attitudes of the White Person Toward the Black Person as Represented in Selected Works of James Baldwin

Date: August 1968
Creator: Duke, Elizabeth Anna
Description: This study concerns itself primarily with James Baldwin's treatment of the attitudes he thinks most white people hold. He desires to make the white man conscious of his attitude towards Negroes and to analyze the reasons for them, and incorporates his ideas into setting, characterization, and plot.
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