Date of Award

Summer 8-7-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

English

First Advisor

Dr. Cristina León Alfar

Second Advisor

Dr. Sonali Perera

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Janet Neary

Abstract

Titus Andronicus’s obsession with honor eclipses his daughter's agency whereas David Lurie’s acceptance of his daughter's choices ultimately creates conditions of possibility. Coetzee represents Lurie as ultimately shedding patriarchal preoccupation with “dignity” and “honor.”

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