English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 5-26-1950

Abstract

The novel of a caricature is a character whose idiosyncrasies are exaggerated so that all other traits he might possess are obscured. Although caricature may appear occasionally in novels of any type, one type of novel seems to be based on considerations more relevant to the caricatures which appear in it than to any other feature of the novel. The novel of caricature is basically a realistic novel which exaggerates the single outstanding trait of each individual instead of presenting a complete analysis of all factors in any one personality. The purpose of the novel of caricature is didactic; it attempts to reform society through making follies and foibles seem ludicrous.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

C.V. Wicker

Second Committee Member

George Ames

Third Committee Member

Norton B. Crowell

Language

English

Keywords

Caricature, Stereotype, Hugh Breckenridge, Don Quixote, Lawrence Stern

Document Type

Thesis

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