The construction of family in Frances Burney's Evelina

dc.contributor.authorRandall, Brittany
dc.contributor.committeeChairPalmer, Joyce
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBridges, Phyllis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBurns, Hugh
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-06T15:50:11Z
dc.date.available2018-02-06T15:50:11Z
dc.date.issued12/30/2003
dc.description.abstractIn Frances Burney's Evelina, the heroine searches for a family in an effort to secure social, mental, and emotional stability. Ultimately, she constructs through her experiences and affiliations a meaning of family dependent on past, present, and future relationships and circumstances. This thesis explores one, familial references in eighteenth-century primary texts and the roles and relationships of studied family members; two, the strands apparent in both Burney's life and her novel, which center on the themes of abandonment, familial conflict, and worldly influence and demonstrate the author's close identification with her text; and three, Evelina's family units (Mirvan, Branghton, Villars, Duval, Belmont, and Orville) and the various ways each impacts the heroine's “entrance into the world.”en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/9146
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectWomens studies
dc.subjectLanguage, literature, and linguisticsen_US
dc.subjectFrances Burney
dc.subjectBritish and Irish literatureen_US
dc.titleThe construction of family in Frances Burney's Evelinaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelMaster
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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