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dc.contributor.advisorDebra Bernardi
dc.contributor.advisorKay Satre
dc.contributor.advisorMurphy Fox
dc.contributor.authorBurgoyne, Cathi
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T09:58:15Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T09:58:15Z
dc.date.issued2001-04-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/2603
dc.description.abstractThis paper is divided into three sections. The initial portion of this project looks to scholarly historians and literary critics for insight into western women’s stereotypes and those elements that contribute to women’s disillusionment, betrayal and ultimate crisis. I investigate those environmental factors integral to the western landscape: the climate and natural phenomena that add to the difficulties women run up against in this place. Finally I examine theorists’ and historians’ perspectives on creativity and the western woman as a means of coping with the strains of living in the West. The second section of the project offers analysis of B. M. Bower’s Lonesome. Landand her protagonist, Valeria Peyson Fleetwood, and then turns to the papers ofPearl Unglesbee Danniel, a homesteader to eastern Montana in the early 1900s. The final component of the paper is memoir: the story of my mother’s western experience as seen through my eyes. One wonders about truth or validity in such a narrative and I can only answer—it is my truth. It is how I witnessed and interpreted happenings as a young child, until now. My mother’s experience varies from the others as it doesn’t exactly follow the script of the traditional western woman, but it is no less valuable and no less disturbing. It is a love story gone wrong and all that follows. This thesis invites the reader to rethink and redefine the “frail western woman” so as to validate her experience and her frailty, in fact and fiction.
dc.subjectwomen, west, western, United States, history, literature, homestead, Modoc County, California
dc.titleThe Emotional Unraveling of Women In Selected American Western Narratives Fact and Fiction
dc.typethesis
carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor's
carrollscholars.object.departmentLanguages & Literature
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesEnglish Language and Literature; History; Literature in English, North America; United States History
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/langlit_theses/6
carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey11094616
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpring
dc.date.embargo12/31/1899 0:00


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