Advisor

Gregory Goekjian

Date of Award

12-4-1974

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in English

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (59 p.)

Subjects

Characters and characteristics in literature, Fiction--History and criticism, Criticism interpretation

DOI

10.15760/etd.2178

Abstract

In this thesis, the critical term "character" is defined from a reader's perspective as a process involving three elements: (1) syntactical character, the printed words that delimit character in the order in which they occur; (2) spatial character, these printed words organized in the reader's mind into a pattern. These two together are called grammatical character; and (3) a mental image that results from reading these printed words.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14500

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