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The 20th century zeitgeist in Doris Lessing's fiction: a reading of the children of violence series

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dc.contributor.advisor Azim, Firdous Bhuiyan, Robina Rashid 2011-11-27T09:25:36Z 2011-11-27T09:25:36Z 2011 2011-08
dc.identifier.other ID 07203002
dc.description This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English, 2011. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 66).
dc.description.abstract This paper attempts to explore the forces that defined the twentieth century through a reading of Doris Lessing's Children of Violence series and the Golden Notebook. Each century is defined by the mass consciousness of the time, and the twentieth century has seen through the greatest changes in history. Each chapter attempts to explore different changes and its impact on the individual. The first chapter describes change occurring in the most basic institution of an individual's social life, that is, family. The second chapter describes the individual in collaboration with her society and the roles she is expected to play. The third chapter outlines the psychological impact of change on the individual. The stories and the author's autobiography span from 1919 to 1997, telling us the story of an era, thus capturing the twentieth century zeitgeist. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Robina Rashid Bhuiyan
dc.format.extent 72 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject English and humanities
dc.title The 20th century zeitgeist in Doris Lessing's fiction: a reading of the children of violence series en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University B.A. in English

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