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Shakespeare's Use of Music

Description: This thesis explores the use of music in Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies, histories and dramatic romances.
Date: August 1962
Creator: Maples, Betty Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Prose Larger than Life: A Study of the Diction and Dialogue in Two Plays of Clifford Odets

Description: This thesis contends that current critical appreciation of Clifford Odets as a dramatist is incomplete and that, contrary to the general view, Odets, a creator of living language and unforgettable dialogue, did make a significant and lasting contribution to the contemporary American theatre. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to demonstrate with what creative skill and with what theatrical precision Odets uses the dramatic language of his plays.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Burt, David J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Myth in the Fiction of C. S. Lewis

Description: In both his fiction and non-fiction, Lewis comments on myth, its characteristics and strengths, and its relation to Christian doctrine. His use of myth to examine and to illustrate Christian ideas is most important in the space trilogy, the Narnia series of children's books, and Till We Have Faces. These books are the primary sources for this thesis, and they will be examined in chronological order.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Miller, Ruth Humble
Partner: UNT Libraries

Milton's Concept of God

Description: This thesis explores Milton's concept of God and the controversies surrounding his treatise and doctrines.
Date: August 1962
Creator: Justice, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries

Differences in Katherine Mansfield and Anton Chekhov as Short Story Writers

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the extent of Katherine Mansfield's literary indebtedness to Anton Chekhov. Throughout the critical writing about Mansfield there are many suggestions that her work is similar to that of Chekhov, but, these allusions are, for the most part, vague in pointing out specific likenesses.
Date: January 1961
Creator: Rowland, John N.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Browning's Literary Reputation: 1833-1870

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to present English opinion of Robert Browning, contemporary with him, from the anonymous publication in 1833 of his first poem, Pauline, through the appearance in 1868-69 of what is agreed to be his masterpiece, The Ring and the Book. This study will consider the acceptance of each of Browning's publications, in chronological order of their appearance.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Shelton, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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

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.
Date: May 1968
Creator: Stephan, Peter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Current Trends in the Interpretation of Othello

Description: This thesis will be mostly concerned with the twentieth-century criticism of Othello; some attention will be given to earlier criticism to determine to what extent twentieth-century criticism fits into patterns of thinking before the twentieth century. Some consideration will be given to the background of Othello before taking up the various aspects and periods of criticism.
Date: January 1962
Creator: Uselton, Bethel May
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Appraisal of Structures and Point of View in the Novels of William Styron

Description: This paper, then, purposes to examine these two characteristics of Styron's novel form--structure and point of view--as they are handled in his major works, the novels Lie Down in Darkness and Set This House on Fire, and the novella The Long March.
Date: June 1962
Creator: Merril, Charles S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Political and Social Significance in Selected Drama of Henry Fielding

Description: The purpose of this thesis are to show that Fielding's dramas reflect the social and political abuses prevalent in England during the first four decades of the eighteenth century; to show through careful delineation of specific drams that those dramas led to repeated attempts by the Walpole Ministry to pass a licensing act; and to show that Fielding was seriously concerned about the political and social deterioration which he felt was occurring during the decade of the 1730's.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Rosenbalm, John O.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
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The Eccentrics of Tobias Smollett's Novels

Description: Tobias Smollet's purpose in writing was twofold: to entertain the reader and to satirize man and his society. To accomplish his aim, the author created eccentric personalities in the old Elizabethan humour convention. This thesis looks at Smollet's characterizations, especially of the eccentrics, in his novels.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Shockley, Glenn R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Dostoyevsky's American Reputation to 1930

Description: Undoubtedly, Dostoyevsky's influence upon the novel is great, but, even yet, few concrete studies have been made and no full-length study has been published. It is hoped that this account of Dostoyevsky's reputation in America during the 1920's will be of assistance in the greater task of tracing Dostoyevsky's influence.
Date: June 1961
Creator: Lacy, Dallas L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Shadowless Soul : Parallel Ideas of Nietzsche and Swinburne

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."
Date: August 1968
Creator: Thomas, Marilyn
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The Image of Germany in the Novels of Günter Grass

Description: This thesis will attempt to scrutinize Günter Grass's message to his people and show his concern for the spiritual health of his country. Each of his three novels bears directly upon political, religious, and moral issues vital to Germany and to the world. The examination is based upon the assumption that Grass as an author is more concerned that Germans see themselves as they are and as they have been than he is concerned with the image of Germany which his novels present to the world. It is, paradoxically, this very special and sincere concern which gives his work universal appeal.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Boyar, Billy T.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mark Twain's Views on Formal Education

Description: The purpose of this study is to discuss Twain's role as a critic of the educational system of his day and to explore his views concerning the purposes, methodology, and value of formal education below the college level.
Date: January 1966
Creator: Cameron, Thomas D.
Partner: UNT Libraries