Date of Award

Summer 8-7-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Cristina León Alfar

Second Advisor

Dr. Sonali Perera

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Janet Neary


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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