Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

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From the preceding discussion it may be seen that Rojas is worthy of consideration with the rest of the dramatists of Spain. However it becomes apparent that while recognizing his importance, critics have not analyzed in detail his works in their entirety. For this reason the problem arises as to what justifies Rojas' position among six foremost Golden Age dramatists. After examining the different opinions of the above-mentioned critics, we find that invariably any adverse criticism of his talent is of his love for the bizarre and the extravagant both in language and in situation or in problems. Martinez de la Rosa claims that Rojas approaches Moreto, whom he resembles in his talent, but does not equal him.

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Spanish (MA)

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Spanish and Portuguese

First Committee Member (Chair)

Raymond Ralph MacCurdy

Second Committee Member

Donald Alexander McKenzie

Third Committee Member

Robert Manly Duncan



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