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Mistaken identity in Mark Twain's major fiction
In most of Mark Twain's major novels, mistaken identity is the central plot device and satiric device. The main variation is the romantic convention of the disguised aristocrat who undertakes an incognito journey, which ...
Temporal structures in Piers Plowman
Langland pictured himself as existing both in time, in fourteenth-century England, and out of time, as part of a grand divine scheme. Piers Plowman is fitted into a Biblical and world-historical frame, the pattern of which ...
Three seventeenth century versions of the story of Palamon and Arcite
Three versions of the story of Palamon and Arcite were published in the seventeenth century; and a study of all three can provide us with a valuable insight into changes in literary taste in the period. The Two Noble ...
Public and private life in Shakespeare's English history plays
The purpose of this thesis is to show that the contrast between public and private life serves as a unifying theme in the eight plays that make up the two tetralogies (the three parts of Henry VI, and Richard III; and, ...
Revising the feminine self in the fiction of Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf
The fiction of Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf is situated, as are the writers themselves, in the late-Victorian middle-class ideology of individualism, defining the self as autonomous and self-determining and ...
Tamburlaine the Great: Triumph of the will
The Renaissance interest in ontology expresses itself through its astrological, mythological, and cosmological views of the world. This concern for understanding the precise nature and function of the individual is thus ...