Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1990

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Dale H. Ross

Abstract

East of Eden (1952), the tenth of John Steinbeck's eleven novels, is a work that celebrates the greatness of the human soul. In particular, it celebrates the power of human beings to determine their own destiny through the heroic exercise of free will. As such, this novel represents a unique development in Steinbeck's concept of human potential, and it grants a power of action he had never before given to men and women.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5579

Publisher

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

Copyright Owner

David Stewart McCright

Language

en

Date Available

May 15, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

67 pages

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