Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Mary Helen Dunlop

Second Advisor

Mary Helen Dunlop

Abstract

That the women from the novels under discussion (The Great Gatsby, Dodsworth, The Mother's Recompense) are of the upper class makes a difference; as Scott Fitzgerald observed, the rich "are different from you and me ... and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand" ("The Rich Boy" 152).1 As I've studied the novels and the plight of women in general, I have needed to remind myself often that class, just as surely as time, is a variable separating me from these women. It has been an interesting exploration.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-6113

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Ellen Suzanne Protheroe

Language

en

Date Available

September 12, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

63 pages

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