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dc.contributor.advisorVitanza, Dianna M.
dc.contributor.authorWerley, Erin D.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of English.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-10T20:02:20Z
dc.date.available2008-06-10T20:02:20Z
dc.date.copyright2008-05
dc.date.issued2008-06-10T20:02:20Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5173
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 92-95).en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis argues that Jane Austen’s novels are more psychologically sophisticated than they have been given credit for and that the psychological depth of her heroines is revealed by Austen’s unique narration. First, I examine episodes in which the characters exhibit behavior that evinces psychological realism. As a basis of comparison, I juxtapose Erik Erikson’s theories of psychosocial developmental stages as evidence of Austen’s intuitive understanding of human behavior. Next, I examine the narratological means by which Austen reveals her characters’ psychological realism. I investigate Austen’s use of subjective phrases and pragmatic signals to reveal the narrator’s presence and her employment of free indirect discourse to reveal her heroines’ psyches.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Erin D. Werley.en
dc.format.extentv, 95 p.en
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dc.format.extent425119 bytes
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectAusten, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Knowledge of -- Psychology.en
dc.subjectPsychology in literature.en
dc.subjectNarration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 19th century.en
dc.subjectAusten, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Technique.en
dc.titleBeneath the surface: psychological perception in Jane Austen's narration.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsBaylor University access onlyen
dc.contributor.departmentEnglish.en


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