Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. English Dept.
My thesis contends that Morrison and Faulkner repeat (utilizing signifying relationships) ancient mythologies to structure their novels, but also revise the literature of antiquity to remark on cultural issues within their society. It's important to note that Morrison and Faulkner' s revision of the Classical mythology is not denying or destroying the significant role the myths play in their novels. The act of revision in mythology results from the creative inspiration influenced by the cultural issues and atmospheres of these Modernist authors. Consequently, my honors thesis is a critical exploration of the effect and significance of mythology in Faulkner and Morrison's fiction as it is deployed throughout their novels in repeated and revised forms.
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Recommended CitationRobbins, Toni-Lynn, "Repetition and Revision: Mythology in the Novels of Toni Morrison and William Faulkner" (2005). Honors Theses. Paper 1219.
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