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dc.contributorShu-chuan Chouen_US
dc.contributorChun-san Wangen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKuan-jung Chengen_US
dc.contributor.authorTung, Hsing-wenen_US
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dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to explore the idea of carnival in Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude the Obscure by adopting Mikhail M. Bakhtin's theory of carnival to elaborate how Hardy criticizes the social inequality and mocks the official constraints and rules in the Victorian Age. In Chapter One, first of all, I will make a brief introduction of the life of Bakhtin. Then, I will respectively introduce his three influential theories of heteroglossia, the novel, and carnival and point out their common trait, that is, the power of mockery and the celebration of liberty, freedom, and equality. In Chapter Two, I will employ Bakhtin's theory of carnival to reinterpret Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge and to analyze various carnival images and notions, such as the concept of the public sphere, the image and meaning of Dionysus and wine, the image of the banquet, the role of the rogue, and so on, in this novel. In Chapter Three, I will study Hardy's another novel, Jude the Obscure, based on the theory of carnival once again to expound how he uses the idea of carnival to present his frank attack on the long-standing class system and tease the stern Victorian moral standards imposed on the working class and women. In conclusion, I will compare the similarity between The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude the Obscure and re-demonstrate the relationships between Hardy's novels and Bakhtin's carnival idea. By incorporating the distinctive carnival spirit into these two-well-known novels, Hardy reveals an unrestrained unofficial life and gives his protagonist, male or female, a new perspective other than the rigid and authoritative Victorian one.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsAcknowledgements----------------------------------------- i Chinese Abstract--------------------------------------- iii English Abstract---------------------------------------- iv Introduction--------------------------------------------- 1 Chapter One: The Introduction of M. M. Bakhtin's Influential Theories-------- 8 Chapter Two: The Carnival Spirit in The Mayor of Casterbridge---------------- 33 Chapter Three: The Mockery and Problematization of Social Injustice in Jude the Obscure--------------------------- 61 Conclusion---------------------------------------------- 85 Works Cited--------------------------------------------- 90en_US
dc.subjectthe polyphonic novelen_US
dc.subjectThe Mayor of Casterbridgeen_US
dc.subjectJude the Obscureen_US
dc.titleThe Idea of Carnival in Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude the Obscureen_US
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