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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.

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

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.

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.