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dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Peter Andrew Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.authorHalby, Margueriteen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p.118-121).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Peter Williams.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to understand the development of the self and the individual identity in modern literature through the examination of the characters of Stephen Dadelus in James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the Invisible Man in Ralph Ellisons Invisible Man. The struggle the protagonists had to undergo to create their identity transcends the boundaries of Soren Kierkegaards classification of the aesthete, the ethical and the religious and forces a reordering of those stages. Both Stephen and the Invisible Man eventually create their individual set of norms that celebrate and spiritualize the aesthete in its artistic creativity. Moreover, they willingly choose to commit to those norms. The choice made by Ellison and Joyces protagonists is a failed attempt at coherence. This failure however, is classified in this thesis as a successful form of failure for it allows the modern individual self to reconcile with its fragmented aspects and to turn this fragmentation into a successfully created form of art.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBy Marguerite Halbyen_US
dc.format.extentv, 121 p. :ill.,tables ;30 cmen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subject.lcshSelf in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshIdentity in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshEllison, Ralph--The Invisible manen_US
dc.subject.lcshJoyce, James, 1882-1941--Portrait of the artist as a young manen_US
dc.titleSuccess in failure fragmentation and coherence in invisible man and a portrait of the artist as a young manen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of English Language and Literatureen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMA in English Language and Literatureen_US
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