Johnson, William C. (William Carl), 1937-
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Department of English
Readers of literature are frequently exposed to principal characters who are travelers. The traveler and his adventure are metaphors of a human psychological cycle—a cycle driven by the need to come to terms with our forthcoming deaths and a cycle which ends, if successful, with a perceived understanding of his or her existence. In pursuing this thesis, an analysis is made of the following novels: Candide, Don Quixote, Gulliver’s Travels, and the Divine Comedy (three books).
Guga, Jeff, "The literary traveler as a metaphor of a human psychological cycle" (1988). Honors Capstones. 1232.
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