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dc.contributor.advisorHinojosa, Victor Javier.
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Andrew
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-21T14:08:56Z
dc.date.available2019-05-21T14:08:56Z
dc.date.copyright2019-05-02
dc.date.issued2019-05-21
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/10567
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to answer the question: what are the best practices when creating a narrative about disability? To answer this question, I analyze the development of disability narratives throughout four novels written over the last century; The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-time by Mark Haddon, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The first two novels feature a first person narration of disability, a character with a disability serves as the narrator of at least part of the novel. The second two novels feature a third person narration of disability, a non-disabled narrator telling the story of someone with a disability. I find that the best narrative practices utilize first person narrations, avoid counterproductive narrative tropes such as the kill or cure trope and techniques such as disability as a narrative prosthesis, and otherwise provide as realistic an image of disability as possible in a work of fiction.en_US
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dc.subjectDisability Studiesen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subjectDisabilityen_US
dc.subjectFaulkner, Williamen_US
dc.subjectSteinbeck, Johnen_US
dc.subjectLee, Harperen_US
dc.subjectHaddon, Marken_US
dc.subjectFictionen_US
dc.titleTelling Our Story: A Literary Analysis of Disability Narrativesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Science.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US


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