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dc.contributor.advisorBatra, Nandita
dc.contributor.authorMuniz-Villalon, Gerardo M.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the elements of fear and the supernatural as seen through the lens of narrative and psychoanalytical theory focusing on the novels Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Howard Philips Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness. Special attention has been paid to the manner in which the main narrators of the books tell of the events that transpired by utilizing narrative theory to analyze the narrators’ consistency in the flow of the narration. Psychoanalytical theory has been used to analyze the way in which the psyches of the narrators in these texts slowly deteriorate as they tell of the events that occurred in the narration of that particular point in their lives. A brief discussion on the history of the emergence of the supernatural horror novel is given to show how the elements of fear have transcended through time to the point that we are right now and fully to understand how these elements of the genre affect the narrative’s ability to sustain believability.
dc.description.abstractEsta tésis explora los elementos del miedo y lo sobrenatural como son vistos por la percepción del uso de la teoría narrativa y sicoanalista enfocándose en como son representados en relacion a las novelas Moby Dick y At the Mountains of Madness. Atención especial se ha dado a la forma en la que los narradores principales de los libros presentan los eventos que transcurieron utilizando la teoria narativa para analizar sus consistencias en el flujo de la narracion. La Teoría sicoanalista fue utilizada para analizar la manera por la cual el siquis de los narradores en este estudio se deterioran lentamente mientras cuentan de los eventos que ocurieron en la narración en ese punto en particular de sus vidas. Una breve discusión de la historia de los comienzos de la novela the horror sobrenatural es presentada para demostrar como los elementos del miedo han transcendido mediante el tiempo hasta el punto en el cual estamos ahora mismo y para comprender completamente como estos elementos del genero afectan la habilidad narrativa para mantener la credibilidad.
dc.subjectHorror fictionen_US
dc.subjectSupernatural and occult fictionen_US
dc.subjectPsychoanalysis in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshNarration (Rhetoric)en_US
dc.subject.lcshFear in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshSupernatural in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshMelville, Herman -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshPhilips Lovecraft, Howard -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshMelville, Herman -- Moby Dicken_US
dc.subject.lcshPhilips Lovecraft, Howard -- At the Mountains of Madnessen_US
dc.subject.lcshDiscourse analysis, Narrativeen_US
dc.titleFearful narrator: A look at problems of reliability in the storytelling within Moby Dick and At The Mountains of Madness upon the emergence of the supernaturalen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2012 Gerardo M. Muñiz Villalonen_US
dc.contributor.committeeVicente, Nancy Vanessa
dc.contributor.committeeIrizarry, José
dc.contributor.committeeCarroll, Kevin
dc.contributor.representativeCollins, Dana Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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