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Dostoevsky's Conception of Love

Description: This thesis looks at Dostoevsky's conception of love as demonstrated in his novels.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Lewis, Marie R.

The Drama of George Farquhar.

Description: This thesis explores the characters, themes, and comic devices used in the drama of George Farquhar.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Reed, Weldon T.

The Existential Predicament as Theme in the Novels of Alberto Moravia

Description: The phrase "existential predicament" is a summary of Moravia's preoccupation as a novelist. In his fiction there is constant, unrelenting obsession with the situation of a single, particular character confronting, through his own existence in a physical, historical setting, the forces or powers of negation which threaten him with the frightening personal awareness of the possibility, even inevitability, of his own dissolution into nothingness.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Young, Gene Herman

The Ghostly Tales of Henry James

Description: This study proposes first, to investigate the biographical and literary influences that led James to attempt the ghost story; second, to examine the stories themselves in light of James's theory of fiction, and to compare them with the tales of other writers; last, to consider James's ghosts as dramatized unseen realities which strongly affect human experience.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Greenhaw, Charles R.

Hawthorne's Use of His English Notebooks

Description: In order to obtain a complete spectrum of Hawthorne's opinion of English life and character, it is necessary to compare Our Old Home and the romances with the notebooks and with each other.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Howze, Louie Jo

Howard Roark as Hero

Description: This study will be an investigation of character, therefore an investigation of the salient characters which have stirred the interest that has made Ayn Rand such a popular novelist.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Coffman, Sue Evelyn

Humor in the Poetry of E.E. Cummings

Description: The present study will examine in detail the techniques and characteristics of the humor as manifested in the poems and place Cummings in proper perspective in the general tradition of American humor.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Mullen, Patrick Borden

The Isolated Individual in the Novels of Carson McCullers

Description: The theme of isolation in some degree is drawn through every character in every novel by Carson McCullers. This thesis examines the works of McCullers and the ideas of loneliness and isolation in her works and in her life.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Smith, Kyle A.

The Man-Nature Dialogue in the Poetry of Robert Frost

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine Robert Frost's use in his poetry of ambivalent views of nature, of varieties of human character, and of interrelationships between man and nature.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Luke, Edith Jackson

The Picaresque Novel in America since World War II

Description: This is not intended to be a definitive study of all the picaresque novels of the last two decades. It is, instead, a representative study which includes those authors who have attained the most prominence and who have contributed most to the delineation and advancement of the picaresque genre.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Shaw, Patrick W.

The Role of Emotion in Coleridge's Religious Thought

Description: Using these books as a springboard, and Coleridge's Aids to Reflection as the most important primary source, this thesis will explore in depth the most pertinent matters of the Christian Faith as discussed by Coleridge, with particular reference to the role of emotion in his religious thought.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Hurst, Shelley A.

The Significance of Animals in the Life and Writings of Lord Byron

Description: It is the purpose of this research to explore the role that animals played in both the life and writings of Lord Byron. The first areas of concentration are on the specific examples of Byron's affection for animals and on the psychological aspects of this love. Secondly, the thesis attempts to explore the symbolic importance of animals in relation to Byron and his works. Finally, the research is focused on Byron's concepts and ideas, which he frequently illustrated and clarified by animal symbolism.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Mathews, Alice Jean

A Study of the Diction in The Glass Menagerie

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to make a close analysis of the diction in The Glass Menagerie. To discover an explanation for the poetic overtones and lyricism, achievement of the fluid quality of the dialogue, speech of Southern women, effective use of "strong language", use of symbols, and what degree language contributes to the success of the play.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Booth, Anita Dayao

Thomas Wolfe as Lover and Critic of America

Description: This paper is devoted to a study of the opinions, criticisms, and praises made by Thomas Wolfe on his America as found in his four main novels.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Johnston, June Ann

The Transcendentalism of Theodore Parker

Description: This thesis contains an abbreviated biography, which will stress the development of Parker's religious thought; an analysis of the historical background of the period, focused on the climate of opinion in New England which spawned the Transcendental movement; a definition of Transcendentalism; and an examination of Parker's Transcendentalism as expounded in his lectures and sermons.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Cathey, Bill R.

Treatment of the American Businessman in the Novels of Theodore Dreiser

Description: The novels of Theodore Dreiser are notably rich in their picture of the operations of American business. The lives of all of the protagonists of these novels are shown to be influenced if not determined by the practices or conventions of our business system.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Zehentmayr, Aurelia

The Unheeded Voices: A Look at Four Mid-Century American Poets

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the position of twentieth century American poetry at the mid-point of the century to ascertain whether contemporary poetry--poetry written in the fifties and sixties--has been justly relegated to the obscure position which it now occupies.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Thames, Hugh Don

Women in Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine Plays

Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the problem of whether or not the female characters are lively, active, and essential in the Tamburlaine plays. The study has been broadened to include a consideration of the general attitudes toward women expressed in the plays. However, the central emphasis is on Zenocrate's characterization and function.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Owens, D. C.