|Let's talk about sex (or not): the fallen woman's linguistic dilemma and the double standard in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The mayor of Casterbridge
||Combining literature and linguistics, this thesis examines Tess Durbeyfield from Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Lucetta from Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge in terms of their potential linguistic decisions and expectations in telling ...
|Reconstructing identities and escaping trauma in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient
||In my analysis of Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient I will discuss how identity is
reconstructed among four characters who are avoiding many lost aspects of their previous lives
in an Italian villa during World War II. By using mainly the tool...
|Creation of identity as a bridge between cultures in Cristina Garcia's Dreaming in Cuban
||The members of the “1.5” generation of Cuban immigrants often face a daunting task. Being
neither Cuban nor American, but at the same time being both Cuban and American, they have
strong attachments to the island of their birth as well as their ado...