二つの短編小説におけるジョージ・エリオットの試み-「引き上げられたヴェール」と「兄ジェイコプ」-

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Title
二つの短編小説におけるジョージ・エリオットの試み-「引き上げられたヴェール」と「兄ジェイコプ」-
Title Alternative
On Some Attempts in George Eliot's Two Short Stories: "The Lifted Veil" and "Brother Jacob"
Author
氏名 天野 みゆき
ヨミ アマノ ミユキ
別名 AMANO Miyuki
Subject
ジョージ・エリオット
短編小説
NDC
933
Abstract

This paper examines the themes and techniques of George Eliot's two short stories, "The Lifted Veil" and "Brother Jacob." Neither of them has been so much valued as her other works since their publication, but it is significant to analyze their features in relation to her novels, considering the fact that Eliot thought of her works as belonging to "successive mental phases," and wished them to be published in the order in which they were written. In "The Lifted Veil," Eliot presents man's intense hatred and his corresponding sense of guilt in a story with a similar setting and characters to those of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This story is the forerunner of Daniel Deronda not only in its theme but also in its technique of using a picture as a psychological correlative. The other story, "Brother Jacob," is closely related to Romola in characterization and plot. The use of such images as beautiful lozenges and corruption contributes to the irony of the story. Eliot, rather on impulse, wrote both of these short stories while she was planning a long novel, and we find in them important themes and imagery which were to be developed in her later novels.

Journal Title
広島女学院大学論集
Volume
48
Spage
39
Epage
52
Published Date
1998-12
Publisher
広島女学院大学
ISSN
0374-8057
Language
jpn
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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Set
hju