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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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The Concept of the Ennobling Power of Love in Shakespeare's Love Tragedies

The Concept of the Ennobling Power of Love in Shakespeare's Love Tragedies

Date: January 1968
Creator: Fort, Barbara Jean
Description: This study proposes to demonstrate that the Platonic doctrine of the ennobling power of love is of paramount importance in a number of Shakespeare's plays. This study has been limited to the three love tragedies because in them the ennobling power of love is a major theme, affecting both the characters and the plot structure. The plays to be studied are Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, and Antony and Cleopatra.
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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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Strife, Balance, and Allegiance : The Schemata of Will in Five Novels of D. H. Lawrence

Strife, Balance, and Allegiance : The Schemata of Will in Five Novels of D. H. Lawrence

Date: August 1968
Creator: Fiddes, Teresa Monahan
Description: D. H. Lawrence made the final break through the mask of Victorian prudery to gain a full conception of man and his role in the universe. His principal emphasis is on the restoration of man's conception of himself as animal, an animal capable of conceptualizing, but essentially animal all the same. In attempting to restore man to the mindless state of irrational animism, Lawrence did away with the conventional idea of man as the perfection of God's created universe. Lawrence did not conceive of man as being controller of the natural universe; he thought of man as being, like Mellors in Lady Chatterly's Lover, a warden who lives within natural order. He attacks vain intellectual sophistry of the scientific, industrial society and finds man to be a brute spirit caged by the conventions of his puny reason and his self-imposed social customs. Philosophically, he changes the emphasis from being to becoming.
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