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dc.contributor.authorSisson, Richard P.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T22:18:35Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T22:18:35Z
dc.date.issued5/17/2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6230
dc.description.abstractThis thesis deals with greed and the disposability of the individual in Frank Norris's literary portrayal of capitalism in The Octopus and The Pit. Even though McTeague is Norris's most notable naturalistic work, the first two volumes of his intended wheat trilogy are also significant contributions to American naturalism because of Norris's portrayal of the omnipotence of capitalism on the individual. This thesis focuses on The Octopus and The Pit. In both novels, Norris portrays capitalism as a powerful force on the individual. He shows that capitalism draws out and nourishes people's greed. He also shows that people are expendable under capitalism because there is an endless supply of human replacements.
dc.subjectFrank Norris
dc.subjectThe Octopus
dc.subjectCalifornia
dc.subjectCapitalism In Literature
dc.titleGreed and Disposability in The Octopus and The Pit
dc.typethesis
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T22:18:35Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Arts (MA)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEnglish Master’s Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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