The modern alienated male: A comparison of Dostoevsky and Palahniuk

dc.contributor.advisorThompson, Lou
dc.contributor.authorAshbaugh, Heidi
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGreer, Russell
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-10T13:36:51Z
dc.date.available2018-09-10T13:36:51Z
dc.date.issued2003-12
dc.description.abstractThis paper compares the main characters in the novels Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. Both the differences and similarities between the two characters are the subject of examination. The cultural changes and advancements around each character impact them adversely, both directly and indirectly. Neither character is able to relate well to others socially, which leads to feelings of alienation, In an effort to relieve their feelings of frustration and alienation, they adopt strong ideological standpoints, but this adoption only succeeds in further alienating them from those around them. Part of their inability to fit in and adjust is either due to, or caused by, the psychological problems both characters suffer from. In conclusion, both works reflect realistic members of a universal society who are desperately seeking for help and meaning in life.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/10307
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectLanguage, literature, and linguisticsen_US
dc.subjectChuck Palahniuken_US
dc.subjectFyodor Dostoevskyen_US
dc.subjectComparative literatureen_US
dc.subjectSlavic literatureen_US
dc.subjectAmerican literatureen_US
dc.titleThe modern alienated male: A comparison of Dostoevsky and Palahniuken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish, Speech, and Foreign Languagesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of the Artsen_US

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