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Date Issued:
2003
Summary:
The romantic and naturalistic schools of literature have long been pitted against each other by talented theorists best on divorcing freedom (romantic) from determinism (naturalistic) and using literature to promote the extreme they decide is either morally good (freedom) or effectively caused (determinism). In Negligence in the Garden, the characters are faced with deciding if they are free to determine the courses of their lives, or if their lives are set in motion by endless chains of cause and effect. Their world is the place where romanticism meets naturalism. They discover that through acting free, they can become free, but that the importance of understanding where they might stand in relation to any string of cause and effect is also of the utmost importance in determining how to use their freedoms.
Title: The Virgin.
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Name(s): Kaplan, Vanessa Michele.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Payne, Johnny, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 247 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The romantic and naturalistic schools of literature have long been pitted against each other by talented theorists best on divorcing freedom (romantic) from determinism (naturalistic) and using literature to promote the extreme they decide is either morally good (freedom) or effectively caused (determinism). In Negligence in the Garden, the characters are faced with deciding if they are free to determine the courses of their lives, or if their lives are set in motion by endless chains of cause and effect. Their world is the place where romanticism meets naturalism. They discover that through acting free, they can become free, but that the importance of understanding where they might stand in relation to any string of cause and effect is also of the utmost importance in determining how to use their freedoms.
Identifier: 9780496179114 (isbn), 12974 (digitool), FADT12974 (IID), fau:9842 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Romanticism
Naturalism in literature
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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