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"Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce": An affirmation of human values

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Date Issued:
1990
Summary:
Robert Penn Warren's Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce dramatizes essential human values in individuals, in their relationships to nature, and in the structural elements of the poem, affirming their necessity for living a fulfilled life. By representing Chief Joseph as exemplar of mankind, Warren creates a symbolic example for all to recognize and copy. The presentation of nature parallels the fortunes and misfortunes of human beings. As man's relationship with nature deteriorates, universal principles of truth, justice, and personal integrity decline. The structure of the poem mirrors life, creating tension. By encouraging reader participation and introspection, an idea of order emerges, and this order can be maintained in the individual who possesses essential human values.
Title: "Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce": An affirmation of human values.
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Name(s): St. Clair, Beatrice Savarese.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Pearce, Howard, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1990
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 86 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Robert Penn Warren's Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce dramatizes essential human values in individuals, in their relationships to nature, and in the structural elements of the poem, affirming their necessity for living a fulfilled life. By representing Chief Joseph as exemplar of mankind, Warren creates a symbolic example for all to recognize and copy. The presentation of nature parallels the fortunes and misfortunes of human beings. As man's relationship with nature deteriorates, universal principles of truth, justice, and personal integrity decline. The structure of the poem mirrors life, creating tension. By encouraging reader participation and introspection, an idea of order emerges, and this order can be maintained in the individual who possesses essential human values.
Identifier: 14675 (digitool), FADT14675 (IID), fau:11467 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1990.
Subject(s): Warren, Robert Penn,--1905-1989--Criticism and interpretation
Joseph,--Nez Percé Chief,--1840-1904,--in fiction, drama, poetry, etc
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
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Owner Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.