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An analysis of the main moral themes and their treatment in the fiction of Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell.

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Parsons, Frances 1969 , 'An analysis of the main moral themes and their treatment in the fiction of Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell.', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

This thesis sets out to examine the main moral themes in the
fiction of Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell. A brief introduction establishing the
scope of the thesis and defining the term 'moral' is followed by a
section in which Mrs. Gaskell 's viewpoint is examined and her main
moral emphases outlined. These emphases all arise from her concern for
right relations between people, whether as individuals or as social
classes. Mrs. Gaskell 's understanding of God, his manifestations in
the moral order, her use of Biblical material and her beliefs about man
are studied in the remainder of this section.
The greater part of the thesis is devoted to the moral themes
themselves and is divided into four sections, dealing respectively with
Mrs. Gaskell's plea for understanding and forgiveness, punishment of
wrongdoing, moral education, and virtue.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Parsons, Frances
Keywords: Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
Copyright Holders: The Author
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Copyright 1969 the author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright
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Thesis (M.A.) - University of Tasmania, 1969. Bibliography: p. 293-300

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