Ersözlü, Ecem (2015) FROM CRADLE TO CRADLE. Other thesis, TED Ankara Koleji.

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“Peter and Wendy” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” are stylistically distinct novels; however, they are both built on the protagonists’ desire to be forever young. This is a study on the relation that can be drawn between the ways Barrie and Wilde deal with the concept of eternal youth, leading to the research question: Does J. M. Barrie in “Peter and Wendy” approach the concept of eternal youth the same way as Oscar Wilde in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”? After introducing the theme of youth and the novels’ plots, this essay will be divided into three main sections dealing with the novels’ protagonists, social dynamics and narrative styles. In the first section, Peter Pan and Dorian Gray will be compared as the subjects of eternal youth in the novels. The effects of eternal youth on these characters will be discussed. The second section will contain the evaluation of side characters and social dynamics of the novels with regards to their effects on the presentation of the concept of everlasting youth. Then, the narrative styles of the books will be compared in order to completely differentiate between the ways Barrie and Wilde have chosen to write about the same subject. In the conclusion it is proved that while “Peter and Wendy” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” contain similar critical ideologies against the concept of eternal youth, the writers set up very different plots and characters to show their approaches.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor Name : Emine EFECİOĞLU, IB Notu: B
Uncontrolled Keywords: J. M. Barrie, Peter and Wendy, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 12:19
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 12:19

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