Anggraini, Sylvia (2001) A study of village virus in gopher prairie of Sinclair Lewis' main street. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.Full text not available from this repository.
The main concern of the analysis is the Village Virus that runs down in a small Mid-West town called Gopher Prairie, reflected through its inhabitants, in the second period of the twentieth century. Actually, it was Sinclair Lewis, the author, himself who named ?the decease as village virus, and as a matter of fact, he once intended to entitle the novel The Village Virus instead of Main Street. The virus is said to be a kind of deadly virus that dehumanises living people into living dead persons whose life are monotonous, boring, and dull. However, the center of analysis will be concentrated on revealing what actually this Village Virus can be, and it will be analysed through the causes and effects of this Village Virus that lives within the life of the society of Gopher Prairie. Then, in order to make a clear description on the virus, the writer will also try to find out how the process of infecting a new person to become a living dead person. Next, the writer is going to use Carol Kennicott, the main female character, as the main proof of the living virus since previousIy she has her life thriving and after she gets infected, her life becomes as dull as the life of the rest inhabitants of Gopher Prairie. In order to accomplish these, the writer uses library research to find any data or criticisms related to the novel and to the topic; furthermore, the writer is going to utilize best literary theory, namely characterization, so that the reader would be able to see clearly what make such society like Gopher Prairie?s get so infected. Besides, there is the theory of conflict that will
|Item Type:||Thesis (Bachelor)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||fiction, american, main street, study|
|Date Deposited:||23 Mar 2011 18:48|
|Last Modified:||30 Mar 2011 14:03|
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