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Dickens's "Hard Times" and the Kenyan reader

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Date Issued:
1988
Summary:
The illustrations in this thesis provide an insight into the findings that the text is a joint product of an interpretive community. The underlying knowledge of a Kenyan reader is loaded with constraints that are a product of British colonialism, a specific history, background, and experience. The application of this underlying knowledge during the interpretation of Charles Dickens's Hard Times requires several adjustments to this text. The art of Dickens's structuring of Hard Times would be lost on the reader who is not familiar with the differences between the uses and effects of various styles of English writing. This thesis seeks to show that the conscientious critic could reveal to the non-native speaker the differences in styles of writing in the speeches of Dickens's characters.
Title: Dickens's "Hard Times" and the Kenyan reader.
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Name(s): Makotsi, Joseph M. M.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Faraci, Mary, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1988
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 68 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The illustrations in this thesis provide an insight into the findings that the text is a joint product of an interpretive community. The underlying knowledge of a Kenyan reader is loaded with constraints that are a product of British colonialism, a specific history, background, and experience. The application of this underlying knowledge during the interpretation of Charles Dickens's Hard Times requires several adjustments to this text. The art of Dickens's structuring of Hard Times would be lost on the reader who is not familiar with the differences between the uses and effects of various styles of English writing. This thesis seeks to show that the conscientious critic could reveal to the non-native speaker the differences in styles of writing in the speeches of Dickens's characters.
Identifier: 14493 (digitool), FADT14493 (IID), fau:11291 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1988.
Subject(s): Dickens, Charles,--1812-1870--Hard times
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