Indications of amorality

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Lynn Shearin Phillips (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The literature of different periods of history is often similar. Historians have long had a theory that human experience is cyclical, that social and political attitudes cause reactions to themselves, which in turn cause other reactions, thus creating a cycle of events. The same seems to be true of literature, which is a reflection of society. It is interesting to note how similar themes appear in the works of authors separated by several centuries. The conventions or even the external forms may be entirely different; but the authors living in both historical periods are concerned with problems based on conditions that differ only to the degree of technological advancement. "Human nature never changes” is an observation that has lost its meaning (the fate of all cliches); but its truth is evident when one notices how often a work of literature seems to be a restatement of something written many years before.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1968

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