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dc.contributor.authorSeptember, Aramis Phantom
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-15T05:30:29Z
dc.date.available2016-01-15T05:30:29Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.otherseptember_aramis_p_201505_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/september_aramis_p_201505_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/33797
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations as a reimagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and situates its argument in conversation with the work of Iain Crawford and Jay Stubblefield, critics who have previously discussed Great Expectations and its ties to Frankenstein. Taking the discourse in a new direction, in this thesis I argue that Great Expectations’ reimagining is based in much deeper concerns than previously suggested. I contend that the Industrial Revolution is at the heart of Dickens’s novel. Examining the character of Pip, I argue that interchangeability, consumerism, and the interplay of capitalism, objectification, and charity are at the forefront of this reworking of Shelley’s novel. In demonstrating that the Industrial Revolution is an integral influence on the themes and concerns expressed in Great Expectations, this thesis ultimately suggests the Industrial Revolution’s influence on non-industrial novels is more widespread than previously recognized.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectIndustrial Revolution
dc.subjectGreat Expectations
dc.subjectFrankenstein
dc.subjectNineteenth-Century Literature
dc.subjectCharles Dickens
dc.subjectMary Shelley
dc.titleThe Industrial Revolution's monstrous interchangeability
dc.title.alternativethe character of Pip as an industrial reimagining of Frankenstein's creature
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorRichard Menke
dc.description.committeeRichard Menke
dc.description.committeeCasie LeGette
dc.description.committeeRoxanne Eberle


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