Isolation and awakening in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet letter, Kat Chopin's The Awakening, and Joseph Conrad's Heart of darkness : the path to individual truth ; an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Gilman, Donald en_US
dc.contributor.author Powers, Matt. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:18:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:18:09Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.other A-264 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/192087
dc.description.abstract This project examines characters in literature that undergo a journey, which separates them from society. Such a journey allows them to explore their needs and desires in an existential quest that ultimately allows them to recognize themselves as individuals. This journey follows a pattern of fall, renunciation, and redemption as seen in the story of Job. The thesis begins with a brief account of the spiritual crisis experienced by the Old Testament character Job. This well-known story serves as a paradigm for the events that all of the protagonists to be discussed experience and endure in order to attain greater self-understanding. Three novels that exemplify this spiritual and intellectual journey are discussed in independent chapters. The first chapter deals with Hester Prynne from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. This is followed by a study of Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin's The Awakening. The third, and final, chapter explores Kurtz and Marlow in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 53 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Literature. en_US
dc.title Isolation and awakening in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet letter, Kat Chopin's The Awakening, and Joseph Conrad's Heart of darkness : the path to individual truth ; an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1240787 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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