Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
The House of Mirth's main character, Lily Bart, is charaterized a fated character, incapable of exerting free will. With the help of Lawrence Selden and Gerty Farish, she realizes that, for the most part, she has lived and acted according to what others expect of her.
Ghazarian, Seta, "Forces within and without: Lily Bart's movement towards epiphany in The House of Mirth" (2001). Theses Digitization Project. 2003.